Hello-Hello and happy Monday!
We’ve loads of little tidbits to share, so we’ll dive right in with news of Target‘s next designer collaboration: the cheap chic retailer is partnering with Jason Wu. Below we show four of the designer’s RTW (ready to wear) styles for spring/summer 2012, shown at Fashion Week just a few weeks ago.
While all of the looks we show above are clearly party frocks of a serious nature, scaled-down versions for spring prom and wedding season could hold some appeal. Many will remember Mr. Wu’s rise to prominence when Michelle Obama selected one of his designs for the Inaugural balls.
Women’s Wear Daily broke the news about the joint endeavor today, here are some of Mr. Wu’s thoughts:
“The exciting thing about this limited edition collection of affordable women’s wear and accessories is that it allows me to reach a wider audience and bring my designs to people who may not have been able to purchase them before,” said Wu. “My collection for Target is chic and wearable. I think women everywhere will enjoy it.”
Below, more casual styles.
It’s no secret yours truly is a fan of the designer’s work, although not to the same degree we
go all frothy enjoy Oscar de la Renta or Kate Spade’s creations. One of the primary reasons we are fond of Mr. Wu, his line is manufactured almost entirely in the USA, right in New York City, that is *very* difficult to do indeed.
The collection will include apparel and handbags, arriving in store and online February 5 of next year with prices ranging from $19.99 to $59.99. (A reminder about the styles shown above, these are runway looks, *not* styles from the upcoming collaboration.) To see Mr. Wu’s video announcing the line, click here.
Next, an update on those Lilly Pulitzer sorority prints. Below we show the original sorority patterns released by the company (left to right), Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Kappa Delta.
The new prints have been released and items are now available for pre-ordering at LillyPulitzer.com. From left to right we show Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Chi Omega, Alpha Phi.
Click here to see all of the pieces in all of the patterns.
One other Lillified update, we are rapidly approaching a very big celebration honoring Lilly with an 80th birthday party!
The good folks at the Lifestyle of Lifestyle and Fashion History is hosting the gala event, tickets for a “Preppy American Brunch” are now available for purchase online at the Museum’s website, where you can also learn more about the upcoming party.
For those unfamiliar with the Museum, it is located in Boynton Beach, Florida and open 12 months a year. It has hosted exhibits on everything from Teddy Bears to Handbags, as well as a special retrospective on Lilly Pulitzer. (If the Museum and/or a Lilly exhibit sounds familiar, we previously blogged about both here.)
That’s it for today, we’ll be back again tomorrow!