Last night, menswear brand Bespoken opened up its newly renovated rugged-chic midtown studio to fete stylist Julie Ragolia and her new collaboration with ethically-minded accessories company Senhoa. The event was attended by a smattering of editors, cool kids, and people Ragolia has worked with throughout her diverse career as a stylist, brand consultant (for labels like Bespoken), editor, street style star (she’s on the cover of The Sartorialist‘s first book) and, now, designer.
Target is continuing to evolve its collaboration format.
Interspersed with the single designer collaborations we know and love, it’s been throwing in a few curve balls: There’s The Shops at Target, which has the retailer collaborating with off-the-beaten-path shops around the country; there was the not-so-successful Neiman Marcus holiday collaboration; and now it’s tapped a celebrity stylist to design a range of eveningwear.
Rihanna’s going phresh out the runway next month at London Fashion Week (and no–we don’t fully understand what that means either)!
River Island’s just announced that it’ll be showing its upcoming design collab with the Barbadian beaut at an “event” on February 16, smack in the middle of LFW.
Here it is guys, the full Prabal Gurung for Target collection–all 80 plus pieces of it, complete with pricing.
The Target x Neiman Marcus holiday collaboration was the supercollab to end all supercollabs: A partnership with the CFDA and all its most famous members, to be sold at Neiman Marcus and Target. It launched following not only tons of media buzz, but also TV commercials (that seemed to air constantly) and even an elaborate Revenge tie-in. Everyone from Zoe Saldana to Leighton Meester went to the launch party. And yet, it tanked.
The brand’s latest project, “Il Palazzo,” is so outside the box it’s hard to wrap one’s head around.
Prada describes “Il Palazzo” as a “series of diverse interventions featuring the work of renowned fashion illustrator, Richard Haines…[that] combines hand-made artistry and cutting edge technology, across both physical and virtual worlds.” Confusing right? What that all means is that Prada enlisted Richard Haines (whose fantastic work you might know from the New York Times or his blog What I Saw Today) to make some drawings and it’s featuring them on a limited edition range of t-shirts.
We had to ask Haines just what this thing was all about. And since we had him on the line, we pried him for information about being a fashion illustrator, which seems like a pretty cool job if you can get it.