Missoni Crashes Target Website, J. Crew Spring 2012 Runway Show

Hello-Hello, and happy Tuesday.

We begin today with an update on the long-awaited Missoni for Target collection:

Target.com

It seems demand for the limited edition collection was is so high the website crashed, it has been down for several hours as of this writing (1:45pm) (3:14pm), some friends on Twitter report being able to use the site at various times this afternoon, but yours truly has yet to accomplish that. (Is it possible the Consort is at play here with some behind the scenes techno-maneuver to keep moi from shopping the line, a new austerity measure?)

The company also used Twitter in an effort to keep shoppers updated, both its ‘Bullseye View’ magazine account and primary Twitter account.

Twitter

Woof! indeed.

If interested in seeing the entire Missoni for Target lookbook, click here.

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We move on to New York Fashion Week, J. Crew held its first runway show this morning.  Head Designer Marisa Webb says her inspiration for the line was nature and oceans, here are a few sketches.

Courtesy Photo

Readers may recall that Crew has historically staged presentations with models wearing the styles while store buyers and media sip a cocktail or nibble hors d’oeuvres. That made today’s show a bigger deal than normal. As Ms. Webb told Harper’s Bazaar in an interview:

Launching right into Fashion Week…it’s not easy, you know? You’re playing in the big leagues. So it was a natural growth and it seemed like the right time.

Several looks from the show.

Getty Images via Fashionologie

The pink is luscious, there’s no other word for it, like cotton candy and sherbet and your favorite nail polish colors all together in one fabulous shade. The lines seem cleaner in this collection, less frou-frou, fewer ruffles. Here is more from FabSugar’s review:

“Hello, color! J. Crew presented a Spring collection that satisfied our want for all things, bright, shiny, and printed, delivered with their signature eclectic prep styling. Even Beyoncé stopped by to take in the citrusy brights, stripes, and covetable accessories.”

Next, several styles in a more basic color palette, note the striped coat, we’re rather partial to that.

Getty Images via Fashionologie

Pants still seem to sit fairly low on the waist, although not in every case.More pieces in the red/white/blue/green colors.

Getty Images via Fashionologie

This may surprise some readers, but it seems there is a lot to like in the spring collection (gasp!), at least from what we see online. More Pretty in Pink.

Getty Images via FabSugar

Several celebrities were on hand for the show including Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, below we see Jenna Lyons with Solange, Marisa Webb is on the right.

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

To see the entire collection via FabSugar, click here.

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Tomorrow we hope to share more from the runway, including Tory Burch, Milly, Ralph Lauren and more. We leave you with a few more looks at what inspired spring collections.

For Milly’s Michelle Smith, via WWD:

The collection is modern and geometric in print and cut, grounded by earthy materials like wood and tortoise resin.” — Michelle Smith, Milly

For Tory Burch, Deauville in the 1920s was the creative force, Ralph Lauren merely provided an image with no verbal description or details.

Via Women's Wear Daily

Until next time, may your runway be bright and colorful!

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7 responses to “Missoni Crashes Target Website, J. Crew Spring 2012 Runway Show

  1. It appears that Tory Burch and J. Crew are conflating into the same being!

  2. Preppy 101

    Oh my gosh! I’m in love! So glad J. Crew is out of the “neutral, army fatigue palette and back into color!! Love the Milly look, too! Thanks for sharing :-). XOXO

  3. Oh, LA, Marisa Webb! Happy colors and clothes. Nice work.

    (finally)

    And nary a choking ruffle in sight. Ahhhh.

  4. Love it all!! Can’t wait until next fall when I can actually wear the really cute stuff! Ahh pregnancy…

  5. Catching up … a collaboration that blew the doors down at Target. How would we find out if Target would bring the entire collection back for holiday? Obviously no one presumed it would sell this well even thought they did know to go broad and deep.

  6. Well, knock me over with a striped feather – I actually like that J. Crew collection! Viva non-drab colors & classic, clean styles, finally…

  7. That Missoni business was absolute insanity. I went to my local store at 10:00 am and it was completely sold out in clothes and most home goods. I miraculously got the pillow I wanted by havering at the stock room door and grabbing it as a sales clerk came out. None of them made it to the shelves.
    Lyn

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