Phillip Lim for Target is set to hit stores in just over a month (on September 15)--and predictably, images of the hotly-anticipated collection are already starting to trickle in.
T Magazine has a shot of four items--a men’s shirt in navy/camo print, $29.99; a navy sequin dress, $74.99; men’s high-top sneakers in white, $44.99; and a mini-satchel in black, $34.99--pictured above.
According to the mag, the 100-piece collection focuses on basics--from underwear to purses to leather jackets--in a mostly neutral palette with just a few "standout graphic prints" like camo, leopard, floral and "one fun comic-book-inspired pattern." Speaking of the latter, fashion blogger The Key to Chic tweeted the image, at right, from Glamour's September issue of a Phillip Lim skirt/sweater all-in-one with "Boom" written across it. Looks pretty awesome, right?
T reports that Lim revisited some ideas he explored in his 3.1 line over the past five years--his favorite, a "grab-and-go pack, a mesh bag filled with a few matching underthings."
“My parents were always taking me to Target for back-to-school shopping, and I would find things, but they were not quite right," Lim told T. "This was my chance to go back and relive this and do it right." The designer also said that it took him five years since he was initially approached by Target to agree to do the collab. "It’s kind of like dating,” he said. "It’s been about a five-year courtship, and I wasn’t ready."
Meanwhile, a mysterious shoot connected to the collection is going on right now in Texas involving a pretty interesting assortment of people including: blogger Bag Snob, blogger and reality TV star Courtney Kerr (according to her Twitter, she's a "cast member on Bravo's Most Eligible Dallas, star of new Bravo spinoff Courtney Loves Dallas"), Faisal Halum, a Dallas-based realtor, designer Nha Khanh, Ken Weber, owner of the store Vintage Martini, and Kim Schlegel Whitman, an editor-at-large at Southern Living and author of many books, including one called Dog Parties. Many of them posted behind-the-scenes of the shoot, which seems to be called "Stylescape."
A spokesperson for Target told us "the shoot is to gather some content for a project Target and Phillip Lim are working on--this will all be part of the launch event, which is on Sept. 5."
Contrary to what Weber posted on his Facebook, the spokesperson told us that the launch event is not a fashion show.
She also confirmed that, unfortunately, these behind-the-scenes images won't give you a peek at the actual collection: None of the shoot's subjects are wearing any actual Phillip Lim for Target in the photos. Womp.
Still, our interest is definitely piqued.