When it comes to style inspiration, Alexa Chung ranks high on our list. The model, TV presenter, and all-around renaissance woman has mastered the art of effortless chic — and we’re unashamed to admit that we’d pay top dollar to raid her closet.
Lucky for us, Chung is very generous with her incredible sense of style: Over the years, she’s collaborated with Madewell for two separate collections, Eyeko for the perfect liquid eyeliner, and AG Jeans for some drool-worthy denim. Now, she’s officially teaming up with Marks & Spencer for a brand new collaboration — and it sounds like a vintage lover’s paradise.
According to a press release from M&S, Archive by Alexa will be the first in “[a] sequence of unique, exclusive collections in collaboration with some of today’s most exciting designers, brands, and fashion icons.” Utilizing Marks & Spencers’ extensive archive, Chung and the M&S team have put together a 31-piece womenswear collection inspired by the past and updated for the present. Toting a “heritage sensibility,” the clothes we’ve seen so far feel anything but dated — and with Chung behind the creative reigns, we can’t wait to see the collection in its entirety.
“I have always had an affection for Marks & Spencer,” Chung said in a statement. “I am thrilled to be part of this special and unique project. There was something very touching about looking back through the British fashion and social history for which M&S is synonymous.”
According to WWD, the collection will range in price from £19.50 (about $28) to £89 pounds (about $129). So far, they’ve only released a couple photographs from the collection, but based on Chung’s description, we think it’ll be worth the wait.
“It was so fun to be given the keys to the Marks and Spencer archive and such a treat to get to cherry pick the very best of their vast collection of pieces,” Chung told Vogue UK. “I pulled from stored garments, in-house magazines and TV adverts from various points in the history of Marks & Spencer to create the collection that I believe looks every bit as relevant today as it did then.”
Archive by Alexa will be available starting April, both online and in select stores.