Remember this post about the Zac Posen collection for Target? It seems the collection gets promoted by the band The Like. I loved the way Alexander McQueen involved the looks of Leila Moss of the Duke Spirit is his Target collection, and it seems Zac Posen does the same with the ladies from The Like. The promo video, directed by Gia Coppola (yes, family of), shows The Like in their hotel room getting ready for a show, then later performing onstage. Check out the sixties vibe of the video:
Yesterday the very sad news came that designer Alexander McQueen has died. A couple of years ago I saw one of his runway shows on tv and I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen, because what I saw was like an extraterrestrial, magical world of fashion. Since then I’ve always been a big fan.
Just to show a little bit of his brilliance, here’s an impression of his latest shows.
Spring / Summer 2010
The spring /summer 2010 collection was an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves. This vision was shown through short dresses with nipped-waists and sea-reptile prints.
Fall 2009 / Winter 2010
The Fall 2009 / Winter 2010 collection was his protest against the predictability in fashion. The clothes were high-drama satires of twentieth-century landmark fashion: parodies of Christian Dior houndstooth New Look and Chanel tweed suits, moving through harsh orange and black harlequinade looks to revisited showstoppers from McQueen’s own archive.
One of his fashions shows that is now legendary was his Fall 2006 collection, in which a vision of Kate Moss appeared: a hologram made by video maker Baillie Walsh, art-directed by McQueen.
Kate was a close friend of Mcqueen and appeared in some of his shows. When Kate had her cocaine scandal in 2005, Alexander showed his support by wearing this t-shirt at the Spring / Summer 2006 show.
In 2009 he made an affordable line for the US retail brand Target, check out our post about that. But the was also made a shoe and clothing line for the Puma Black Label.
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.
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.
Guess who the next designer for the Target Go International Collection will be? Vogue.co.uk announces that it’s Zac Posen.
Coco Rocha in the Zac Posen campaign for winter 2009-2010
Posen’s main signature is making very glamorous, feminine red carpet dresses, that are worn by celebrities like Natalie Portman, Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell. It will be interesting to see how this translates in his Target collection. His Ready-To-Wear collection for Spring 2010 had bright candy colours, a body hugging silhouette and geometric prints, so maybe this gives an indication about what to expect?
Zac Posen Ready-To-Wear Spring 2010
Posen’s Go International collection will be available at most Target stores and online at target.com from April 25 until May 30 2010.
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:
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!