While we eagerly anticipate the arrival of Jason Wu's collection for Target, we're seeking solace in Target's latest designer collabs — Albertus Swanepoel hats, Josie Natori intimates, and Dana Kellin jewels — set to hit online and at a store near you on Oct. 30. Just in time for Fall's chill, Albertus Swanepoel — the famed milliner who has designed hats for Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs — cozy felt hats, all priced at $20, are sure to leave you cozy and cool. We especially love pretty bow-embellished toppers. For jewelry, LA-based luxury jewelry designer Dana Kellin has provided gorgeous statement jewels for holiday soirees and beyond. Weren't we just talking about statement earrings? Finally the ever so sweet Josie Natori teamed up with Target to create a vibrant intimates collection to highlight pretty prints and sexy cuts. Click through the slideshow to see our favorite pieces from the line and get ready to shop the collections Oct. 30.
We sure didn't see this one coming: Target inked a deal with William Rast to design a collection for its next designer collaboration series. The collection, founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala, will include both women's and men's clothing. "The collection for Target was inspired by the essence of the William Rast brand — the iconography of biker culture and American denim heritage," said Colin Dyne, from William Rast. Price points are still under wraps, but it's sure to be way more affordable than the brand's namesake $95 to $595 collection. The line hits stores and online on Dec. 19.
Zac Posen took over NYC's New Yorker Hotel last night to celebrate his new Target collaboration with his nearest and dearest. From 8 to 11 PM, he played host to a variety of pretty young things like Selma Blair, Claire Danes, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as The Like entertained a crowd busy trying to get their hands on one of his creations. Once the clock struck 11, the space converted into a 24-hours-only pop-up shop where fans of Zac can get their hands on his limited-edition line before it goes on sale in stores on the 25th. Patient Zac fans waiting to get in evidently faced a blocks-long line, and the revelry was so intense Zac himself had to seek shelter in a stairwell.
It's been five months since we heard the exciting news — Jean Paul Gaultier for Target! After much anticipation, the complete look book has landed on our laps. We have to wait until March 7 to take these eclectic pieces home, but now is the time to crush. That striped trench is looking dope to me. You're about to see 20 looks — each with two or three pieces — so you have lots to choose from. Click through for more JPG goodies, including their descriptions and prices.
Check out these newly released photos, courtesy of Fashionista, of Zac Posen's collection for Target. No doubt, the boy wonder stayed true to his whimsical ways via girlie printed skirts, lamé swimwear, cool pant suits, and his specialty: flirty frocks. The pièce de résistance? This beautiful tropical print maxi gown. Prices start at $20, so there's something for every stylista come April 25.
We have no sneak peeks yet, but we do know it's going to happen. Jean Paul Gaultier has signed on with Target to be the next Designer Collaborator. Anna Sui's collab is available in stores and online now and included a pop-up store in NYC; sources say a pop-up may happen for Gaultier. I'm looking forward to a cool dose of Parisian chic and some hot prints. Stay tuned . . .
Come Sept. 13, Anna Sui is bringing her folksy prints to a mass retailer near you. The bohemian designer is following in Alexander McQueen's footsteps as its second designer in the Designer Collaborations series.
“I have always been a fan of designer partnerships with mass retailers,” said Sui. “I think it is a great way to bring fashion to everyone. I love Go International and was intrigued with Target’s new take on designer partnerships. It’s a fresh approach. I was able to select a muse or source of creative inspiration to focus the collection around.” Sui's inspiration for her line with Target? Gossip Girl. Sweet.
During dismal economic times, designer collaborations are the way to go. “We’re definitely going to see a lot more of these high-low marriages,” said Valerie Steele, of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. “People are going to want a lot of fashion for their buck.” With that said, now is the time to nab a creation from your favorite high-end designer for a fraction of the price.
For example, J Brand has teamed up with Hussein Chalayan to create an exclusive denim line. “The opportunity to work with Hussein brings both brands to another level,” said Suzy Crippen, of J Brand. “It is all about business. The business of making something beautiful, a collector’s item you can afford, like a cheap Picasso.” Affordable designer goodies? That's always been the Fab way to go . . .
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I love it, you love it, we all love Target. This year, we were blessed with a tremendous amount of Target collaborations from some of our favorite designers such as Jovovich-Hawk, Richard Chai, Erickson Beamon, Sigerson Morrison, and Alexander McQueen. Alas, some of these collections have yet to hit the racks but all in due time, my dear. Take a trip down memory lane and check out all the Target team-ups in 2008. Which was your favorite?
- Subversive Jewelry For Target
- Botkier For Target
- Jovovich-Hawk Collection For Target
- Hayden-Harnett For Target
- Converse For Target
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The rumors were true! Target has just announced Alexander McQueen as its first designer in a new fashion series dubbed Designer Collaborations. Not to be mistaken for the popular Target Go International collections, the new Designer Collaborations initiative focuses on bringing creations from established designers to the mass market at Target prices. Nice!
The Alexander McQueen for Target collection is said to resemble the aesthetic of his younger McQ line, seen left. Drawing inspiration from punk singer, Leila Moss, from The Duke Spirit, McQueen's collection will be adorned with edgy details such as studs and tattoo-print fabrics. Sweaters, skinny jeans, dresses, trench coats, swimwear, and blazers will be made in muted colors with bright accents. Squirming with excitement? The highly touted collection will debut in March. We can't wait!
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