For Your Fashion [12]

Andrea Maeng (’09)/ Eastside Staff

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-This month, Target will be offering Converse One Star clothes and shoes. This includes plenty of exclusive henleys, hoodies, denim skirts, outerwear, and knit dresses. Plus, classic tennis shoes and skimmers in black, white, bright colors, and if you dare: polka dot or glitter! Best of all, the prices are right for everyone: $13-$40 for the clothing and $30-$35 for the shoes.

-I was so excited to hear that Jovovich-Hawk was going to be the next GO designer for Target. Come March 2nd, the models turned designers will sell vintage inspired pieces at an affordable price. However, after viewing a preview of the collection some are too bohemian hippie for my taste. View the slideshow for the preview,

-In Celebration of Chinese New Year, the year of the Rat, designer Vivienne Tam outfitted Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Hong Kong. Dressing the cartoon couple was initially to bring tourists to the theme park but there is now a capsule collection in her signature line. Minnie Mouse was always cute, but now she’s more chic than ever.

Stella McCartney, known for her eco-friendly designs, has partnered with LeSportsac to create two functional and practical totes made from 100% recycled eco-polyester. They aren’t as inexpensive as the Target collection but with good reason, because they are eco-polyester, which is something I have never heard of before.

Old Navy is getting redesigned, and its about time. Todd Oldham, the new Creative Director of Old Navy is looking to change Old Navy from a family brand to a “go-to place for the twenty something crowd.” This means that Old Navy will have collections that change more frequently on a monthly basis. The first collection for February is inspired by an urban safari. In March, you can find “brights and whites inspired by Palm Beach.” In April, a “surf appeal”; May, a Hawaiian tropical theme and in June, glitz and glamour. So stay tuned and check out Old Navy’s redesign.

Bebe is also trying something new as Tara Subkoff, who has designed for Easy Spirit and Imitation of Christ, launches a capsule collection. “The twelve-piece collection includes feminine pieces with strength, whimsy, and lots of ruffles.” Subkoff is the first in Bebe’s newest attempt to work with young design talent. Bebe’s CEO says that “[Subkoff’s] unique design sensibility perfectly complements the edgy, sensual style of Bebe.”

Barney’s New York gathered two dozen of the world’s top designers to design ensembles using organic fabrics such as natural vegetable dyes and advanced fibers from soybeans, bamboo, banana leaves or hemp. “Even the runway was made from long slabs of wood that was borrowed from Tucker Robbins, the furniture designer, and was returned after the show to be made into dining tables.” Julie Gilhart, the fashion director of Barney’s, asked designers to participate this year and responses from designers like Versace, and Donna Karan were immediate. If you look at the pictures, you wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference in the fabric.

– On the last day of Fashion Week, February 8th, Project Runway’s finalists debuted and Victoria Beckham was the guest judge. Watch the two part finale beginning Feb. 27 on Bravo.

Fashion for Thought:
Capsule Collection: (noun) a set, e.g. of fashion garments and accessories or furniture, comprising all the basic or key items

“Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
-Leonardo da Vinci