The Daily just broke the news that Lisa Salzer, of the line Lulu Frost, is doing her own jewelry for Urban Outfitters. Lisa follows Steven Alan, Anna Sheffield (Bing Bang), and Charlotte Ronson in that plight. Meanwhile, Comme des Garcons is doing H&M's line this Fall, Richard Chai is next up at Target (followed by Jonathan Saunders), and Topshop just scored Nicholas Kirkwood as a New Gen designer for Fall. The whole thing led to a sort of game: Who doesn't have a diffusion line? We scrolled down Style.com's designer list, and came up with a list of the designers most likely to pair with a big brand next: Adam Lippes - His price points are a little low to be making clothes, but we feel like he's the next big thing for Payless, following in Alice + Olivia and Abaete's footsteps. Chris Benz - Please, the boy is screaming Target commercial (and muses Eva Amurri and Kim Stolz can star). Derek Lam - Target! D Sqaured - H&M, but their collection might be so colorful that it could turn into a Cavalli redux. Some girls really shouldn't wear hot pink mini dresses, you know? D & G - H & M. Bathing suits. Can't you see it? Galliano - Why H&M hasn't stolen him yet is beyond us. Does Dior have a contract clause about that? Giles Deacon - Topshop. Still hasn't happened. Why? Marchesa - Can definitely see them with Target, especially because of their CFDA ties. Matthew Williamson - Target! Chiffon! Yes! McQueen - If H&M can get Lagerfeld, they can get him. Peter Som - Target. Rag + Bone - Target, but Topshop would be silly if they didn't at least consider snagging them for their first American designer diffusion line. And we'd love to see Ruffian on this list, but they told Faran that they'd never do a mass-market line because it contradicts the handmade ethos of their clothes. It would be cool if they reconsidered, though.
The Daily just broke the news that Lisa Salzer, of the line Lulu Frost, is doing her own jewelry for Urban Outfitters. Lisa follows Steven Alan, Ann