It is cool to love khaki – take it from Alexander Wang, Vena Cava, and Albertus Swanepoel. This year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists have joined forces with Gap to bring you their versions of the classic khaki, instead of the usual white shirts. These range from dresses to hats to jackets.
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or not keeping up with your Shiny Style reading!), you will know that today was D-Day aka The Day Matthew Williamson for H&M Was Launched To Much Frenzy. I don’t know if you managed to pop along to check it out for yourself, but I’ve been following The Cut’s tweets of the day’s events and it sounds like a wee bit of madness. Apparently, the floor-length silk dress was in demand, and we can betcha the peacock dress (as seen on Nicky Hilton, Katy Perry and Mischa Barton this afternoon in London) was a bit of a hit too. If you braved the crowds, what did you think of the collection and did you buy anything?
It’s a bit of Lauren Conrad overload today, but we thought you’d still like to know those rumours that she would be resting her fashion label really weren’t a sign that she was giving up on design for good.
Why? Because the reality TV star has just announced a new collaboration with Kohl’s department stores.
Just a month after LC revealed she would be taking a hiatus from her upscale line, she has revealed that she will be launching a brand new range, called LC Lauren Conrad, for Kohl’s.
“It is a California chic line,” she said. “It is a little more casual. They are basically trying to take that California style and make it accessible everywhere.”
Alexander McQueen is set to go beyond shoes with his Puma collection for fall 09. The clothing and accessories line for men and women will debut in Milan next week with a short film “Ghost.”
McQueen and the director Saam Faramond made the film around the collection. “Power” is said to be a theme in the collection, and this season’s sports inspiration is boxing.
The line will include T-shirts and jackets priced from $72 to $790.
Before we get into details of Target’s next Go International designer collaboration with surfer chic Tracy Feith, first things first.
The retailer has released images of its Spring 09 GO International Collection (one of the GO lines with no designer attached) which will hit stores February 1.
As usual the collection is very colorful, and offers lots of separates and dresses like the Bustier Dress in watermelon at right, $44.99. Target cites rock ‘n’ roll and sporty inspirations for this collection which will sell for $16.99 to $49.99.
For more images from this collection, and details on Tracy Feith, keep reading.
We brought you a preview gallery of Thakoon for Target looks last month, and said how this might be our favorite Target Go International line in a while, and now we’ve got more specifics on the pricing for you. Click on the photo above to enlarge and see specific prices for specific items. We love the cyber floral print and can’t wait to snap up that cheap skirt!
The collection debuts December 28.
Hot off the (internet) presses comes the news of the latest H&M designer collaboration. The Swedish retailer is teaming up with Matthew Williamson for a collection which will hit selected stores next April and will launch nationwide in May.
H&M Creative Advisor Margareta van den Bosch said: “Matthew has such a good eye and a way for working with prints that he mixes up in a new way. When he combines these things, you get a very contemporary London look. It’s for people who want to look special, but his clothes can also be worn in a nonchalant way- you can really play around with them. He is fantastic with piling on colour – it’s a very stylish collaboration for H&M, and very much in line with the way we’re thinking about fashion for spring/summer,”
The collection will include men’s and women’s clothes and you can bet it will feature the luxe kaftans whch Williamson is renowned for.
[Via Catwalk Queen]
Here in the States the reception towards Comme des Garcon for H&M may have been a little lukewarm, compared to the Tokyo reaction, but that didn’t stop tempers from flaring at the New York launch. Two shoppers let their determination to own one of the polka dot scarves get the better of them, resulting in a tug of war breaking out inside the store. Watched on by amused crowds, the pair fought openly for the scarf until a shop assistant was forced to intervene. Who said shopping wasn’t a competitive sport? Click play above to watch.
Compared to reports from Tokyo, the US reception of the Comme des Garcons for H&M collection was tame. By 11:00 this morning the 5th Avenue store had calmed down, and you could shop pretty easily. If you wanted to.
As ShinyStyler Sharon said, “it really isn’t that great and pretty expensive.” So it looks like the rumors of overpricing were not exaggerated.
But for the die-hard Comme des Garcons fan, it’s still a unique opportunity to own a piece from your favorite designer.
CLICK THE IMAGE TO START THE GALLERY. If you checked it out, tell us what you thought in the comments below.
Kelsey designed a shoe with a fine-jewelry strap called the Fyren, which translates to “sin” in OId English.
JCPenney has announced the launch of ALLEN B, a new line designed by Allen B. Schwartz, the creative director of A.B.S. Known for red-carpet knock-offs and celebrity looks, Allen B. Schwartz is expected to inject some California star-studded style into the retailer’s traditionally safe, middle-of-the-road fashion offerings.
The line will be a complete women’s sportswear and dress collection. The aim is to provide details like drawstrings and ruffles, feminine silhouettes, trendy items like jumpsuits and more vivid colors. All while keeping the appeal to middle-America and suburban shoppers.