You've seen the products, you've seen the behind the scenes, but you haven't seen this: Karlie Kloss's full commercial for the upcoming Target Neiman Marcus collaboration.
Lensed by Craig McDean, the video features a dancing Kloss and a plethora of eye-popping imagery from Quentin Jones — remember that amazing Victoria, Victoria Beckham video for Harvey Nichols a while back? — as well as all 50 of the collaboration's drool-worthy items.
Between Kloss's unbelievably tight ponytail and all the CFDA-designer goodies on display, you won't be able to avert your eyes — promise. Peep it here before the collection hits online and at Neiman Marcus and Target stores on Dec. 1.
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Update: Givenchy has denied speculation that it will collaborate with H&M. According to Vogue UK, the house says rumors about the partnership are "false." And while H&M never commented on the Givenchy rumor, its creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch told The Telegraph it will "not have any [collaborations] for Spring. We decided to skip it, as we have had so many this year. So it'll be something for next November."
The Internet has been aflutter with rumors that H&M's next designer collaboration will be with Givenchy, and so far, both parties are keeping mum on the topic.
On Monday, a Givenchy representative told Fashionologie that the house does "not have a comment"; a spokeswoman at H&M said the retailer "does not comment on rumors."
But radio silence from both brands hasn't stopped fervent speculation, which was sparked by a Nov. 19 post on the Tumblr Fashion Industry Confessions. The author of the post claimed, "Rumors straight from the Givenchy headquarters have it that they will collaborate with H&M next year." The claim has since been bolstered and questioned by blogs and Twitter accounts far and wide, but confirmed by no one.
The last time H&M kept quiet about a rumor, it was when rumors ran rampent about the company's plans to start a higher-priced label. We all know how that turned out: & Other Stories is set to launch in Spring 2013.
If this latest rumor pans out, then it would make Givenchy and Riccardo Tisci the first LVMH house and designer to partner with H&M. But whether there's a deal between the two brands or not, the time for H&M to announce its next designer collaboration is drawing nearer. The retailer unveiled plans for its Spring 2012 partnership with Marni on Nov. 29, 2011.
Francisco Costa brings his clean-lined Calvin Klein minimalism to Macy's this month with a limited-edition capsule collection of dresses in architectural shapes and sunset hues — all inspired by his home country of Brazil.
The collection of jersey and crepe pieces — titled Francisco Costa For Calvin Klein — will be priced from $135 to $180 and is part of the retailer's "A Magical Journey to Brasil" Spring initiative. "The collection really represents Calvin Klein; its really light, its really well-made, and the price is really right." Costa told us. "It's always a challenge but very exciting to design within a different block. It's good that we can bring our collection product to a much larger audience."
Francisco Costa For Calvin Klein hits Macy's and macys.com May 15. Click through for a peek at pieces from the collection.
At left, Costa backstage at the Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2012 show; Greg Kessler
>> Hot off the heels of last month's highly successful Made in Kind debut, Anthropologie has announced that Tracy Reese will be among the latest batch of designers to be featured in the May installment of the online collaboration platform.
Available April 27, Reese's seven-piece capsule will be made up of bright lace and photo-printed dresses, all with the same girlie, vintage vibe the designer is known for. Inspired by the gardens of the Frida Kahlo museum, the collection will be priced around $248 to $348 — much like Reese's already-existing Frock and Plenty diffusion lines. Alongside Reese's collection, Made in Kind's May offering will also feature pieces from UK designer Charlotte Taylor, whose collection of op-art printed shifts and jumpsuits will be priced from $118 to $268, and Byron Lars, whose eight-piece capsule of folk-tinged dresses and tops — titled Beguile by Byron Lars — will be priced from $90 to $280.
Also on tap this time around are a range of pieces designed by a variety of India-based designers under the India Collections marquis, as well as new pieces from last month's partners Karen Walker, Place National, and John Patrick for O by Organic. A sampling of all those — plus more — right here in the slideshow.
Marni is known for its avant-garde silhouettes and whimsical prints; now it's bringing its high-fashion magic to H&M. The newest of the must-have H&M collaborations launches tomorrow — March 8, and we have a feeling you'll be dying to get your hands on its two-tone wooden clogs, paillette collars, and runway-inspired jewels. And if you're a polka-dots girl, well, you'll definitely want to be spotted in the statement coats, pencil skirts, and silky Summer dresses. Let us know what piece is your favorite in the comments!
The highly anticipated Versace for H&M collection debuts in select stores tomorrow, Nov. 19, and it's sure to be mad house. Check out the complete lookbook one last time, make a list, and get ready for fashion warfare. The collection is focused on iconic dresses — think famous prints like Greek motifs and palm and optical prints, patent leather details, Grecian button embellishment. Accessories include a high-heeled lace boot and studded suede high-heeled sandals along with studded leather bags and velvet bags. Click here to see the full collection from Versace For H&M!
With designer collaborations a dime a dozen, how do you keep it exciting? By adding a third to the party. Collaboration king (or queen) Opening Ceremony is partnering with Lane Crawford on a pop-up shop, and they enlisted designers Alexander Wang, Pamela Love, and Band of Outsiders to design exclusive pieces to mark the occasion. Here's a sneak peek at the pieces from each designer — Alex Wang did a tee-shirt, Pamela Love did a skull necklace, and Band of Outsiders did ties. If you won't be in Hong Kong for the pop-up shop, you can always shop it online.
If you could put together the ultimate designer collaboration three-way, who would it be? Tell us in the comments!
Karen Elson, supermodel, singer, songwriter, wife to White Stripes singer Jack White, and mother of two, can now add designer to her impressive resume. She is collaborating with Nine West on a Fall 2011 collection of accessories for its Vintage America line, according to WWD. While we've only seen sketches of her designs, it's said to be based on her vintage-inspired style, and we immediately thought of two editorials where Elson's style was most prominent: a Nylon shoot last June that was shot by her twin sister Kate and a Vogue shoot, shot by Annie Leibowitz, featuring her and Jack White together. Both show her love of vintage femininity and, while the model is British not American, we can see the connection to vintage Americana. Click our slideshow to see the design sketches, and get a glimpse of the British model's personal style.
We told you about Matthew Williamson's capsule collection for Macy's, and now it's finally time to see the goods. Each piece perfectly captures the bold, easy glamour and haute hippie aesthetic that Williamson is known for. Floaty Spring scarves, ruffled blouses, and drool-worthy dresses are punctuated by '70s-inspired prints and bold pops of color. The pieces hit stores and online on April 13, but you can click through to see each one now.
First, mark you calendars for March 13, this Sunday, when Target GO International releases the designer collective collection, a greatest hits of some of the past 10 years of designer collaborations. Remember how you never got that Rodarte dress? Well, here's your chance. The party, held at the Ace Hotel in NYC, was rockin' with Chloe Sevigny, Michelle Trachtenberg, Olivia Munn, Liv Tyler, and Lake Bell coming to check out dresses and listen to Santigold's live performance. Click for the full slideshow — what do you think of Chloe's outfit in particular?