Posts tagged with ‘capsule collection’

All Mixed Up

I must admit, Peter Pilotto wasn’t on my radar until Kerry wore this fab frock –from the label’s Spring 2013 collection– during the “Django Unchained” press tour.

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There’s a lot going on, but it all seems to work somehow. 

Yes, I’m always that articulate.

Considering a Peter Pilotto dress can cost upward of $1K, I was super excited to hear that the London-based label was teaming up with Target for a capsule collection featuring women’s clothing, accessories and swimwear. Prices range from $14.99 to $79.99.

When the collection was released yesterday, I immediately snapped this up:

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Now I’m impatiently waiting for it to arrive on my doorstep.

On the Peter Pilotto aesthetic (per a Target press release):

"Our brand is about print, yes, but it’s also about the emotional feeling you can get from color and color combinations."

For Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos (the duo behind Peter Pilotto), 2014 is already off to a pretty great start. In addition to the Target partnership, they took home the British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award last month.

The Peter Pilotto for Target collection is available in stores and online through March 26. You can shop the collection (or what’s left of it) HERE.

Let me know what you buy! I’m curious.

Milly goes Banana(s)

I can’t decide if the title of this post is dumb or not. Oh well. It’s Monday.

Moving on…

Banana Republic has announced that Michelle Smith, the lovely lady behind the label Milly (which I adore), has designed a limited-edition capsule collection inspired by “the summer sophistication of the Hamptons.”

The women’s collection is a natural extension for Milly, with the men’s styles representing Smith’s first foray into designing menswear.

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It’s a very positive, happy collection and I think the colors and patterns really capture the modern spirit of summer,” says Smith, who has a fondness for vintage-inspired prints and patterns.

The collection’s maxi dresses, mini skirts, and women’s shorts come in a rainbow of colors, including lime, coral, and navy. Meanwhile, its menswear features a lineup of striped and patterned separates, including polos, woven T-shirts, and shorts.

Clothes range in price from $45 to $175 for women and $24.50 to $64.50 for men; jewelry and accessories range from $39.50 for baubles to $130 for totes.

The collection launches at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online in late May 2013.

May can’t come soon enough!

There’s Something About Megan

Once again, Banana Republic and “Mad Men” are teaming up to create a clothing collection. Their muse?

Megan Draper.

Megan’s wardrobe is largely the inspiration for the 50-piece collection the third Banana has created in partnership with the show− that will be sold in select stores and on its website beginning March 1, 2013.

"Megan represents the young and modern," "Mad Men" Costume Designer Janie Bryant told WWD. “She really represents a changing of the times.”

Here’s a sketch of looks from the new collection:

Clothing prices will range from $49.50 to $140 for women and $44.50 to $375 for men. Accessories will cost between $29.50 and $128 for women and $45 and $69.50 for men.

Gah, I wish we didn’t have to wait so long!

J.Crew x Altuzarra

 J.Crew and Joseph Altuzarra, so when I heard about this collabo my head nearly exploded.

The fruits of this marriage made in fashion heaven (mine, anyway) are available online now.

Altuzarra says the collection was inspired by “Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style.”

Side note: I need that striped dress in my life!

Credits: Stylesight

Pretty Little Condoms

My beloved Isaac Mizrahi has designed a capsule collection of condoms for Proper Attire.

                  Condoms and petit fours− the makings of a balanced hookup

In true Isaac style, the condoms’ boxes and their wrappers are covered in polka dots, flowers, and gingham. As for the latter, he told Elle:

"I love the irony of that, I like that it’s kind of the most wholesome thing, like kind of Oklahoma-exclamation point!”

Ha!

Get your hands on ‘em here.

Credits: Elle

Banana Republic and “Mad Men,” Take 2

Confession: When I’m watching “Mad Men” repeats on AMC and “March 25” flashes on the screen in red and black letters at the start of each commercial break, I smile. Every single time.

The show is one of my favorites because it has that rare combination of style and substance. If you’ve never watched, I highly suggest you do. You’ve got enough time to catch up before the new season starts!

And should you get so swept up in mid-century nostalgia that you feel the need to acquire ’60s-style fashions ASAP, check out Banana Republic’s “Mad Men”-esque spring capsule collection. It features more than 40 pieces of clothing and accessories for men and women inspired by country club scenes from the show.

It hits stores March 1− just in time for the Season 5 premiere. (This is the second collection designed by Banana in collaboration with “Mad Men” Costume Designer Janie Bryant. The first debuted in August 2010.)

The womenswear offers “ladylike pieces in brights and bolds, like sophisticated dresses in graphic florals and solids −including a cap-sleeve dress with reversible waist sash in lush cream and a cheery pink nip-waist dress− cardigans and feminine lace shell blouses and chic coral cropped capris,” according to Banana.

Meanwhile, the men’s collection offers “dapper dressing separates, including bright polos, bold checked woven shirts, argyle vests, and a sporty spring-weight navy blazer sharp for the board room or the club lounge.”

Sounds neato!

~M.M.

Photos: AMC, Banana Republic