the duos that proved that two is better than one this year.

by nylon

Alicia Keys x Reebok

"Maybe it's because

she handed me a pair of studded 5411s herself

, but I don't think I've ever felt cooler/more '80s at the same time." --Ray Siegel, senior web editor

Jay-Z and Everything

"Whatever he touches just does so f***ing well." --Nick Bloom-Scaglione, digital art director

The artist Mickalene Thomas and her mom

"I've loved Thomas's paintings for years, but at her solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, she also exhibited a video interview with her mom (a frequent subject), that lent a whole new--and very sweet--context to her work for me." --Mallory Rice, senior editor


"This year. Any year. Chanel." Any particular product? "Everything actually. Everything." --Dani Stahl, style editor-at-large

Melody Prochet x Kevin Parker

"Take one French singer. Add in an Aussie fuzz-rock mastermind. The result?

Melody's Echo Chamber

, the debut album from Melody Prochet, which was produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.


may have gotten all the buzz this year (and rightly so--I mean, have you heard "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"?!), but this one more than deserves to bathe in its own hazy glow." --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor

Lisa Hoffman x Tom Binns

"Hashtag: good daughter?" --Ali Hoffman, web editor

Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama

"High fashion, avant-garde art, and lots of polka dots!" --Kelley Garrard, promotions and marketing designer