Fashion of Philly: X is for Collab

Friday, August 5, 2011

X is for Collab

Ever since the economy has taken a hard turn collabs featuring high fashion designers and celebrities have been popping up all over. This Fall/Winter season look out for partnerships from Karl Lagerfeld x Macy's to the ever anticipated H&M x Versace. So pay attention and mark your calenders!
This line consists of mainly black and white pieces, as expected from a man we know only in a black suit, white dress shirt and black tie. The collection that mimics the look of the man himself and even includes him, is made up of career pieces for the working woman to the everyday tank top.
I honestly don't really love the collection because it's too safe and doesn't look very high fashion. For the man that creates a collection to drool over with Chanel, I guess I expected a little more. To me it blends right in with the rest of the women's contemporary collections that's been there for years. It's a good thing Coco Rocha is doing the ad campaign!

Who doesn't love the Target collabs? This time it's the distinctive pattern of Missoni with a large collection containing over 400 items including men's, women's, children's, home decor and even a bike which is said to retail at $399.99. With sooooo much to choose from I'm sure everyone will find something they like.
And for you fashionable parents out there, look out for Gwen Stefani's collection of children's wear, Harajuku Mini. The mother of two will be extending her love for Japanese culture down to our youth at prices that'll make anyone go B-A-N-A-N-A-S (Get it?!?) Sorry, no pics.
In next month's issue of Oprah's Magazine, The Makeover Issue, J. Lo got to debut some of her collection with the help of "O" Creative Director, Adam Glassman. The spread features J. Lo and eight "real" women who were picked to show off some looks for the everyday woman, but this Ex-Fly Girl wasn't alone in this deal. Supposedly, Ex-hubby (Wait are they divorced yet?) Marc Anthony was added into the equation to include menswear, but now the collections will be promoted separately. On other note, do you guys remember her streetwear line, JLO? Well, I hope this goes better for her.
To gain inspiration for the collection Donatella looked back on the archives that made Versace, Versace. Leather, silks, and colorful prints will fill the collection including shoes, jewelry, and other accessories and not to mention home decor that involves cushions and bedspreads. Unfortunately for us, like the fast selling Jimmy Choo collection the closest store to house the goods will be in NYC, but hopefully they'll give KOP or Walnut Street some love!

1 comment:

  1. Haha I just wrote a post on the KL collection for Impulse at Macy's! I bought the black tee but I want the grey, tweed suit SO BAD! Can't wait to get to NYC so that I can get it! I leave for Parsons in 9 days!
    Stay tuned to my blog because I am having a contest at 100 followers to win a Clarisonic Mia! 6 to go!

    How are you doing, by the way?

    xoxx Monica