The US store Target has some exciting news: designer Alexander McQueen is going to design a clothing collection for Target (woohoo!!!). The McQueen collection, a specially-skewed take on his younger diffusion line McQ, will launch a new Target fashion program, Designer Collaborations ( a sister project of Go International). Collaborations in the past have been with designers like Proenza Schouler, Behnaz Sarafpour and Luella Bartley. McQueen has taken Leila Moss, the lead singer of Nineties Brit band The Duke Spirit, as his muse for the collection. The collection will consist of lightweight knits, skinny jeans, bubble dresses, cuffed shorts and denim jackets with his characteristic rebellious punky edge.
And woohoo number two: The collection will be modelled by the charming Blythe! Yes, she’s a doll, and I can’t stand Barbie, but Blythe is way cooler. She was designed in 1972 by designer Allison Katzman with the now-defunct U.S. toy company Kenner. Due to a lack of interest, Blythe dolls were only sold for one year in the US. She has some sort of cult status now. And if that’s not enough, she also has an Alexander McQueen wardrobe. Some girls have all the luck………….
The collection will be in stores in March. Unfortunately they don’t ship to the Netherlands, so I’ll have to search eBay…….