We often turn to JewelMint for cool jewelry that won't blow our budget, and now we're thrilled to shop its new designer collaboration with Philip Crangi's Giles & Brother. This marks the first of many JewelMint team-ups, dubbed Studio Series, that are yet to come, but for now, you can count on getting the subversive Giles & Brother aesthetic for way less. Step inside to see all 10 pieces from the CFDA award-winning designer and to take home your favorites.
- Target has teamed with Lauren Bush Lauren's FEED Projects to offer a limited-edition, 50-piece capsule collection. Ranging from home goods to apparel and priced from $3 to $400, the line hits June 30 and will benefit domestic hunger relief. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
- In honor of its one-year anniversary, ecommerce site Shoescribe.com has tapped Jerome C. Rousseau to design a limited-edition pump. The peep-toe, which features a 4.7-inch heel and a metallic gold rosette, was inspired by the Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful. [Shoescribe]
- Looks like that Kate Upton Vogue cover may be happening after all.
Rumor has itthe bombshell model will grace the glossy's June issue. [Fashionista]
- Alexa Chung says the best part about working on her upcoming book has been working on the layout. "It makes sense, if I can get dressed well then that's what I'm good at: visuals. Putting things next to things." [Vogue UK]
- Proenza Schouler hopes that the newly revamped website it launched today will help double its online business. [WWD]
- In the latest video for H&M's Conscious Collection, campaign star Vanessa Paradis shares her best tips for sustainable style. "Patience," she explains, is the key to vintage shopping. "Keep looking in a pile of things that you think is junk. There's a little treasure there for you." [YouTube]
Some pairings just can't be beat, and this might just be one of them. Today, Feb. 24, The Outnet releases an exclusive capsule collection created by none other than Oscar de la Renta. The 24-item collection is comprised of pieces that are quintessentially Oscar — full-skirted dresses, pencil skirts, lace blouses, high-waisted trousers — and are made from the same fabrics, patterns, and factories as the brand's mainline. But the best part? They are all priced at a fraction of the cost; from $325 to $1,295 (for a gorgeous floor-length gown).
Peek the collection.
Everyone loves something exclusive. And the following collaborations are among the best limited-edition finds for 2012. Even though some of these sets are no longer available, they can still be considered the hottest tickets in town. Big names in fashion, television, and movies inspired many of these beauty packages. But it's up to you to decide: who takes home the prize for the most coveted collaboration of the year?
Designer collaborations showed no signs of slowing down in 2012. The most recent one we were excited to welcome was the big Target + Neiman Marcus holiday collection, which dropped Dec. 1. It delivered something for everyone: festive metallic Marc Jacobs clutches, an Oscar de la Renta dog collar, a chunky knit Rag & Bone cardigan, and way more. Before that came the envelope-pushing partnership between Martin Margiela and H&M, which was all about clean lines and off-kilter designs. Speaking of H&M, Marni also joined forces with the mass retailer back in March. It was a line filled with quirky prints and colors. In other news, Jason Wu and Target collaborated on a fun-loving collection in January, Nicole Richie brought her bohemian aesthetic to Macy's in August, and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama created whimsical bags, clothes, and scarves for Louis Vuitton. All six sparked major interest in the fashion community, but which one made you the most excited? Make your decision below.
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.
Related: Every Piece From the Target Neiman Marcus CFDA Holiday Collection
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!