Collectif is considered one of the hottest brands in UK pin up, rockabilly, and psychobilly fashions. Collectif’s pieces are generally very versatile; many of their pieces could be worn both as a traditional 40’s-50’s style or turned into a harder punk-themed look.
The brand is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and their clothing is sold by several major alternative retailers, including Pinup Girl Clothing. Collectif’s website features high-fashion photography and an adorable, easy-to-navigate layout. The brand’s models all have a definite edge; you’ll see pink-haired girls posing on sinks and tattooed beauties perched on motorcycles.
However, Collectif Clothing excels at making each piece distinctly feminine without looking frail or delicate. Even their girly flared dresses feature bold patterns and eye-catching design. No matter if you’re a psychobilly, rockabilly, or a modern-day pinup, Collectif is not for the faint of heart.
The brand definitely designs for curvy women. Sizes start at a UK 8 (a US 6 and an EU 36)–no skinny fashion models here. However, Collectif is unafraid to design for larger women; available sizes go up to size 22 (a US 20 and an EU 52). The company’s fitted dresses are undeniably sexy and designed to highlight any figure’s curves. The website allows customers to browse dresses by print and available options include dogstooth, cherry, and polka dot.
Not a dress fan? The site offers a variety of separates such as cardigans, pencil skirts, and a wealth of tops. The company also sells knitwear and outerwear. The accessories collection contains a few select items in each category, some of which include handbags, belts, petticoats, and buckles.
Eclectic shoppers should definitely check out the Hair Candy collection where girls can purchase everything from meat cleavers to giant feathered birds for their hair. Additionally, the Sale section features a wide variety of discounted items.
Collectif fans can use the site’s Wish List feature as a helpful gift-giving hint for family members or significant others. Customers can also sign up for the emailed newsletter or visit Collectif’s MySpace page that sometimes features exclusive offers or promotions. UK residents can also visit one of Collectif’s two stores, one in Covent Garden and one in Camden. The company also offers wholesale sales on orders over two hundred dollars.