Designer collaborations with affordable chain retailers tend to be hit or miss, but if anyone is going to hit it out of the park, it’s Phillip Lim. He’s the latest to design a lower-priced line for Target — debuting September 15 — and the lookbook just hit the web. The extensive line of men and women’s fashions and accessories stick to Lim’s usual simplicity with quirky details. Click through to see the women’s looks and check out the full collection over at Fashionista. The bags! The bags! Sigh.
Duro Olowu is one of my favorite designers ever — the bright colors and patterns and flattering, feminine shapes are awesome, but sadly, they’re also deeply unaffordable. Enter JC Penney — now renamed JCP — who’ve announced a new collaborative collection with the Nigerian-British designer. And the best part? Apparently eccentric style icon Iris Apfel is involved, too. Olowu, who is a favorite of FLOTUS Michelle Obama, tapped Apfel and artist Bella Foster to design accessories and jewelry. “This collection is for anyone, from 18 to 80,” he said. “Everything has a flattering element, whether you mix prints or pull out one piece and keep it simple.” The collection is priced between $10 and $100, and includes an amazing pair of shoes for just $40, which you can check out after the jump! [Racked]
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Last month, Macy’s announced that their next Impulse capsule collection would be designed by Italian fashion entrepreneur Alberta Ferretti. All of the line’s pieces were presented online yesterday and (of course) I already know which ones I’ll be making a beeline for when they hit 185 Macy’s locations on April 17. Priced from $49 to $119, the collection of dresses, skirts, and tops was destined for some serious summer lovin’. Considering Ferretti’s runway looks generally sell for over $1,000, this Impulse feature is the perfect wallet-friendly way to incorporate the designer’s trademark romantic styles into your wardrobe. Even better, I think all of these breezy pieces will be easy to wear and flattering on a wide range of body types. Might I add that the promotional images have me seriously craving a vacation to the Amalfi Coast, ASAP? I’ve included my personal picks from the collection — which ones are you itching to get your hands on? [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
Topshop has been making waves in mass market American fashion since its stateside debut in 2009. The corporation is recognized not only for its middle-price, high-fashion appeal but also its association with Kate Moss and, more recently, It girl print-goddess designer Mary Katrantzou. Next up for the brand will be a special line of designer T-shirts in honor of London Fashion Week and the tenth anniversary of the NEWGEN partnership Topshop shares with the British Fashion Council. Keep reading »
Jason Wu is the guy responsible for designing Michelle Obama’s inaugural dress. He’s also the latest designer to score a diffusion line with Target. And while it won’t launch for another five months (mark February 5, 2012 in your iCals now), we’ve got a sneak peak. Will it be as big as the Missoni line? Let’s just say there are cats wearing bowties involved. Cats. Wearing. Bowties. [Youtube]
It’s official. Jean Paul Gaultier has signed on as the newest Target Designer Collaborator, inciting gasps and breathless moments from fashion lovers all over. He’s the third designer to take part, following Alexander McQueen who drew inspiration from Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, and Anna Sui, whose “Gossip Girl” pieces were a major fan obsession. Keep reading »