2012 is already off to a good start. I scored on some major end-of-season sales, found out I was going to New York Fashion Week and now am looking two fab fast fashion collabs in the face.
The first is Karl Lagerfeld’s new line for major e-tailer Net-a-Porter. The collection, deemed KARL (because when you’re creative director of one of the most recognized brands in the world you can do that), launched last week and pieces are going fast. The exclusive collection consists of more than 70 pieces that include t-shirts, trousers, sweatshirts, skirts, vests, dresses, shoes and bags. And, let’s not forget the requisite collars and fingerless gloves. Sticking to a basic color palette of black, white and silver, the collection is a blend of rock ‘n roll and sporty elegance. Prices range from about $100 for a t-shirt to about $1,400 for a leather jacket. Pricey? Yes. Cheaper than Chanel? Definitely.
The second capsule collaboration is Jason Wu’s line for Target, which launches on Sunday. Wu hit fashion gold when he dressed Michelle Obama for the 2009 inaugural ball and his career has continued to skyrocket. Creating a line for Target is proof.
Inspired by French New Wave films and the actress Jean Seberg, the 53-piece collection features preppy separates and flirty dresses, both complete with clean lines and nautical adornments. Playful accessories add to the youthful collection. And, with everything under $60, it’s Wu-thin reach.
As it typically goes with these things, pieces are likely to go fast (and if you’re one of those people who piles a million items in your cart just to sell on ebay, don’t!), so plan to get to your Target early. Shopping online is always a good option (though if it’s anything like Missoni for Target, the website is at risk of crashing). For a full list of Target stores selling the collection, go to Target’s Facebook page.
Rachel is a Denver native, currently residing in Los Angeles. She has worked for some of fashion’s most recognizable brands and is a devoted fashionista. From trend analysis to street style to what’s next, Rachel has her finger on the pulse. Style is a lifestyle and she is living it.