2012 was filled with exciting designer collaborations highlighting affordable fashions from some of our favorite designers. Out of all of the top contenders, you chose the Jason Wu for Target collection as the best collaboration of the year. Wu's 53-piece "gamine chic" line — all items were priced under $60 — debuted in February, showcasing Wu's penchant for designing feminine pieces with a fresh twist via crisp peplum tops, sweet floral-print dresses, Peter Pan collars, and pleated skirts. "I wanted the collection to have a sophisticated voice with an American sportswear spin," said Wu. A big congratulations to Jason Wu — check out the winning collection in the slideshow now!
It's almost here! The Jason Wu for Target collection is hitting stores on Feb. 5, and we couldn't be more excited. From pretty blouses to whimsical print shirt dresses, this collaboration is filled with Spring-perfect pieces that we can't wait to get our hands on. We've selected a few of the standout items from the line, so watch on to get up close and personal with some of our favorite pieces. On Allison: Jason Wu for Target dress.
The Jason Wu for Target collection hits stores on Sunday, Feb. 5, and celebrities like Blake Lively, Jaime King, and Chloe Moretz stepped out for the private shopping event at the Skylight Soho in New York City last night to celebrate. Our FabSugar editors were on hand at the soiree, where guests were able to preshop the coveted collection, all while sipping champagne, eating yummy Ladurée macaroons, and being treated to a performance by Yelle. Watch today's Fab Flash for all the insider scoop from the fashionable affair. On Allison: Topshop blouse.
Clothes flew off the shelves and celebs flocked to the Skylight Soho in NYC — the site of last night's Jason Wu For Target launch. The designer's highly-anticipated lower-priced line for Target drew a celebrity crowd of our favorite style-setters, eager to fête Wu's latest line — and try out the collection for themselves. We spotted Jaime King slipping into the label's flirty florals and bold color, Emmy Rossum taking a soft, femme approach, and the adorable Chloë Moretz trying out a quirky-chic bow tie-adorned black-and-white look. It's hard to pick a favorite piece from the collection, let alone a standout celebrity look, so we're putting it up to you. Which styled star did Jason Wu's Target look justice?
We spotted Kate Moss — who recently celebrated her 38th birthday — about town in London yesterday sporting the perfect leopard coat. Count on Kate to update an otherwise basic black ensemble with a standout jacket that we can't wait to get our hands on. This outfit is really easy to re-create, so watch today's FabFlash to see how. On Allison: Jason Wu for Target.
>> The complete Jason Wu for Target lookbook has finally arrived. Inspired by French New Wave films and the actress Jean Seberg, the 53-piece capsule features a selection of seriously covetable separates — blouses with Peter Pan collars, pleated skirts, and nautical-tinged dresses — as well as a hefty assortment of luxe-looking handbags and accessories. "My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection," Wu explains. "Instead I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste and have a voice of their own." With everything in the collection priced under $60, it seems that soon everyone will be able to afford a little piece of Wu to call their own as well. Click through to see the entire collection, hitting stores February 5th.
At left, an image from the Jason Wu for Target ad campaign.
We're just a month away from adding affordable Jason Wu to our wardrobes with the launch of the designer's Target collaboration — that is, if we can get a piece before it hits eBay. At first we could only speculate what it might look like — we suspected Wu's signature femme with girly accents and quintessential charm. Now we're treated to a first look that delivers those essential elements with Peter Pan collars, sweet knits, and ladylike handbags. Click on for the first images of the limited-edition collection and a peek at Wu's Target campaign — then mark your calendars for Feb. 5 and prepare for the shopping mayhem.
>> Jason Wu has partnered with Target on a collection hitting stores and online Feb. 5, 2012. "My collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s," says Wu. "I've had an incredible experience partnering with Target, and I am looking forward to bringing these affordable designs to women across the country." He has designed apparel, handbags, and scarves, which will range from $20 to $60, for the occasion.
See a sketch and a swatch of fabric from the line, plus Wu's muse for the collection, in the slideshow. A preview video, below.
After releasing a series of hints and clues on Twitter over the weekend, Target has announced Jason Wu as its next designer to create a limited-edition collection. “The exciting thing about this limited-edition collection of affordable womenswear and accessories is that it allows me to reach a wider audience and bring my designs to people who may not have been able to purchase them before,” said Wu, who skyrocketed to stardom after First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted wearing his designs. “My collection for Target is chic and wearable. I think women everywhere will enjoy it.” Just what does Wu have in store for his collection with Target? The '60s inspired line, dropping online and in stores Feb. 5, ranges from $20 to $60 and is set to include clothing, handbags, and scarves. Can't wait? Check out the slideshow to see a sketch from the collection, plus looks from Wu's latest Spring '12 line.