Target's newest designer collaboration with William Rast--Justin Timberlake's label with designer Trace Ayala--hits stores December 19.
While Target is the grand-daddy of designer collaborations, the insane hype surrounding Lanvin for H&M (it keeps on going as folks are asking for over $1,500 for tees on eBay) threatens to overshadow Target's latest GO International designer collaboration. But it shouldn't. Because William Rast for Target is not only more affordable than Lanvin for H&M, but the pieces are also really wearable. William Rast's whole country vibe really makes sense now what with Canadian tuxedos being "in" and all. And our friends at Racked raise another good point re. William Rast for Target over Lanvin for H&M: "[B]ig name designer collabs have become so ubiquitous and so well-publicized that when, say, you wear that Lanvin for H&M dress, everyone knows exactly where you got it and how much you paid. The problem is designers have stocked their high-low collaborations with statement styles—all the better for branding—which are instantly recognizable, making the wearer that-girl-in-the-high-low-collab-dress in the room, you know? The William Rast for Target collection...[doesn't] totally scream high-low collab."
Stand outs include a high-waisted embellished skirt for $39.99, light wash chambray button-downs (my favorite) for $34.99 and faux-leather shorts for $39.99. Another nice thing about this collection? Lots of nice basics--like denim and plaid button-downs--for dudes, too.
Take a look.