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April 18 2014

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36 posts tagged "Target"

At Target, GO Comes Back

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Hard to imagine it now, but there was a time before fast fashion/designer collaborations. (It was a mythical year called…2003.) The meeting of high-end designer and mass retailer has changed the way we shop, and none more than Target, whose designer collab series, GO International, celebrates its fifth year in 2011. To celebrate, it’s digging back through the archive and re-releasing dresses from its now-unavailable collections gone by; the 34-piece collection will draw on GO lines by Proenza Schouler, Luella Bartley, Libertine, Rogan, Richard Chai, Rodarte, and more. The company’s remaining tight-lipped about what will be produced until February 2011, but if we’ve got any powers to persuade, we have a few suggestions for dresses we’d be happy to see—and even wait on line for!—a second time around.

Above: Rogan for Target; Rodarte for Target; Thakoon for Target.

Photos: Courtesy of Target

Mulberry Gets Gilded, Miranda Comes Clean, Chrissie Hynde Starts Fresh, And More…

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When most people’s love affairs fizzle, they eat a half-gallon of Häagen-Dazs and call it a day. When Pretenders front woman Chrissie Hynde’s tryst with a much-younger musician cooled, she started a new band, recorded a new album (co-written by him!), and founded an animal-friendly, leather-free clothing line. That Häagen-Dazs isn’t looking so good now, is it? [WWD]

Set your clocks: Mulberry’s affordably-priced Target collection (pictured) goes on sale today at Gilt at noon EST. [Fashionista]

The rumors are true: There’s a little angel on the way. Newly hitched Miranda Kerr confirmed in an interview that, as suspected, she and Orlando Bloom are expecting. [Fashionologie]

And frequent festival-goer Alexa Chung has some tips for surviving the summer fests: “I usually just pick something I’m comfortable in and shove a Barbour over it because nothing is fun when you’re freezing cold,” she says. That’s pretty sound advice even if you’re nowhere near the muddy fields of Glasto. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Mulberry

Light On Target

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It’s a bold move (or a bout of hyperbole) to call an event a Fashion Spectacular. But to describe how very spectacularly Target showed us all up (an overcrowded group that included Mary-Louise Parker, Nina Garcia, Penn Badgley, and Prabal Gurung, hemmed in by protesters from the retailer’s current gay rights controversy), let’s cut to the basics. First—perhaps in a Midwest kind of mind-set—the Minneapolis-based chain went big: renting 155 of the famously clear-windowed rooms on the southern facade of the Standard Hotel in New York big. A dazzling light show masterminded by Bionic League smartly made use of said giant windows; rooms were filled with 66 dancers performing choreographed dance and light sequences, which included everything from replicating falling raindrops to a Chicago-inspired routine that prompted one former skeptic to cheer, “That was insane!” There was a runway on ground-level, too, where models showed off fall merchandise, but with the lights and dancers, who was looking?

Flying in for the night, Target’s senior vice president of merchandising, Trish Adams, did make New Yorkers feel a bit better about being out-razzle-dazzled. “When we come here, it’s usually to see what’s going on,” she explained. “Most of the trends come from the city.” To that effect, Garcia, who recently signed on as Target’s style expert, will be on the hunt for the latest and greatest. “It’s perfect because I’m basically doing what I already do, which is to see what’s out there—definitely can’t complain!” the Project Runway judge and Marie Claire fashion director enthused. With fashion week looming, Garcia et al. will soon have plenty of new trend reports for the dissecting. But even its specter couldn’t keep a few devoted designers away. “I’m at the office until at least 8 p.m. every day,” Gurung said of his hectic pre-NYFW schedule. “I like to call it controlled stress,” the designer added, on taking time to check out the light show. “I’m also working out four days a week at 7 a.m., and I just started doing yoga, too.” Now that’s a flexible business plan.

Photo: Chance Yeh/Patrick McMullin

Rocker Style Two Ways, Hot Teddies, And More…

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Clothing fit for spending every day out on your corner in the pouring rain? Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine joins the family business and founds a fashion line, 222, named for his lucky number. Apparently his brief obsession with Balenciaga, Ann Demeulemeester, and Margiela has given way to a preference for leather jackets, jeans, and ripped tees—all of which he’ll now sell you, too. [WWD]

Speaking of rocker fashion, Liam Gallagher’s lookbook for his Pretty Green line is out, starring noted model Liam Gallagher. Said Gallagher spends the entire lookbook gazing upwards, looking confused (left). [NY Mag]

Today’s trend report: teddy bears, now a thing. See: Karl Lagerfeld for Steiff, a couch made of teddy bear fur, some squeezable Miu Miu skirts, and Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s dog, Teddy. [The Moment]

And the latest Target collaboration may be our favorite one yet. Wait for it: Simon Doonan. Halloween costumes. Including his-’n'-hers spaghetti-and-meatballs costumes. Yes, yes, and yes. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Pretty Green

Lanvin Comes To Manhattan, Dolce & Gabbana Come To CNN, Lacroix Would Come To Target, And More…

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At long last, Lanvin is opening its own Manhattan flagship. As usual, there’s no putting it better than Alber Elbaz: “It’s about time,” he said. Hear, hear. The new store bows on Madison and 68th Street in September. [WWD]

Perhaps not as eagerly anticipated: Betty White’s clothing line. Can’t blame a (Golden) girl for riding the wave of her surging popularity. [WWD]

The rainmaker, according to Dolce & Gabbana? David Beckham. “Things really started to change in men’s when we started to work occasionally with David Beckham. He was the channel we needed to speak to men,” Stefano Gabbana told the L.A. Times. (And speaking of the Dolce boys, they’ll be on CNN’s Revealed tonight.) [LAT via Vogue U.K.]

Christian Lacroix’s new creative director, Sacha Walckhoff, says he’d be open to doing a fast-fashion collaboration with the likes of Target or H&M. Sounds good to us, but my God, what would Patsy and Edina say? [NY Mag]

Erin Wasson x RVCA? Let’s make that Erin Wasson, ex-RVCA. The model and the surf-and-skate brand have apparently terminated their partnership. [Fashionista]

Photo: BBC / Ronald Grant / Everett Collection