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Celia Birtwell for John Lewis

After collections for Topshop and Express, Celia Birtwell is back with her legendary prints, this time for John Lewis. Celia is mostly know for her prints she designed  for Ossie Clark in the sixties and seventies, and I love it that her prints are now accessable to a wider audience. Ofcourse nothing beats a divine vintage Ossie/Celia Dress, but if you don’t have the budget for that, this could be some sort of an alternative.

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Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Romanian Dancer Silk Blouse, Blue £65

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Romanian Dancer Gathered Silk Dress, Ink £125

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Pussybow Silk Dress, Cherry Spot £99

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Gathered Silk Blouse, Cream £65

Celia Birtwell Romanian Dancer & Romanian Spot Tiered Silk Dress, Ink £150

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Cherry Spot Tiered Silk Dress, Blue £150

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Cherry Spot Smock Blouse, Ink £65

www.johnlewis.com

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Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry

Oh dear, the “celeb turn designer”-trend isn’t ending…….recently it was announced that Madonna is launching a juniors’ clothing line for US brand Macy’s, and Debbie Harry is doing a line of sneakers for Converse. And now Amy Winehouse is collaborating with Fred Perry. Not a bad idea, since Amy rarely wears anything different, and after seeing the sketches, it looks like a match made in heaven.

There wil be a collection of 17 pieces, including a girlish twinset; slim, thigh-skimming pencil skirts; capri pants, a mini bowling dress, and Fred Perry’s signature polo shirts. The prices are  between about $32 and $150. The collaboration will continue over four seasons and it will be sold in Fred Perry Authentic boutiques as well as through select wholesalers globally.

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Preview Zac Posen for Target

After looking at the pictures of the Jean Paul Gaultier for Target collection, I felt really disappointed. Nothing we haven’t seen before, and an average H&M collection looks even better. But fortunately the Zac Posen collection for Target shows how it’s supposed to be: on trend, fun, young and flirty. I love the first picture of the suit (tuxedo jacket $50), the pink polka dot dress ($40)  and another favourite is the black “snap tape” dress ($70). Love it!

The range will hit stores in the US and online from 25th April 2010.

Pictures from fashionista.com

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Preview Jean Paul Gaultier for Target

A couple of weeks ago we posted about the upcoming Jean Paul Gaultier for Target collection. At the time we had no idea how the collection would turn out, but the images of the collection are finally here:

Personally, I’m not impressed. It seems really dated, like I could have worn this in the early nineties.  But maybe the nineties are back?

Jean Paul Gaultier’s line for Target will debut in stores and online on March 7, 2010.

Pictures from refinery29.com

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Sonia Rykiel for H&M

Yep, another designer collaboration. This time H&M has contacted Sonia Rykiel to create a lingerie- and a knitwear collection. The lingerie will be at selected H&M-stores from the 5th of December 2009. The lingerie will also be for sale at the Sonia Rykiel boutiques. The knitwear will be available in H&M stores from the 20th of February 2010.

Sonia Rykiel’s singular fashion story began at a revolutionary time in France: the extraordinary spring of May 1968. Since the opening of her first boutique on the rue de Grenelle in that time of social upheaval, Rykiel has become an ambassadress of a very Parisian, deeply Saint Germain style, with its hallmarks of individuality, modernity and a certain impertinence that the designer calls “la démode” (“unfashion”). Rykiel signatures include inside-out stitching, a preponderance of black, lace, strass, colourful stripes and, of course, the knit pullovers that have become synonymous with the brand.

Well, what to expect? H&M hasn’t published preview yet, but I guess it will look like her latest collections:

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Autum / Winter 2008 lingerie collection

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Atumn/Winter 2007 lingerie collection

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Source: www.hm.com.

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Jean Paul Gaultier for Target

According to several websites, Jean Paul Gaultier will be the new designer for Target’s Designer Collaboration line. Gaultier’s people declined to comment, though Target’s people said, “We don’t have anything to share other than we admire his work and incredible design aesthetic.” So it’s still a bit of a mystery if the collaboration will happen or not.

 I think it’s a good idea to introduce Jean Paul Gaultier, who made his most trademark designs in the eighties (corsets, Breton stripes, men’s skirts and Madonna’s cone bra), to a younger audience. For some indication about what to expect, check out his recent collections:

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Raquel Zimmermann in the Fall 2009 ad campaign

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Lara Stone in the  Spring 2009 ad campaign

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Daria Werbowy in the Fall 2008 ad campaign

Source: www.nymag.com

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Rodarte for Target

Exciting news: Kate and and Laura Mulleavy from Rodarte are going to be the next guest designers for Target’s Go International line!  The 55 piece Rodarte for Target collection hits stores and target.com on December the 20th, staying through Februari the 6th. No sneak preview yet, but a  Target spokesman has said that the collection stays true to the Rodarte spirit: “What you’ll notice is an amazing eye for detail. It’s very feminine, yet very modern. The collection incorporates a rich mix of patterns and fabrications and everything from sequins and bows to faux fur. The key with Rodarte is layering.” The range in prices of the collection run from $9.99 for knee-highs to $79.99 for a leopard print jacket. Also included are a variety of holiday dresses. Can’t wait!

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Picture from fashionista.com

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