Tuesday, April 17, 2007

GAP CFDA Designers Collection Part 2




Have you gone to Gap yet?

As mentioned in my last blog entry, Gap has paired with CFDA/Vogue fashion fund award winners Rodarte, Doo-Ri and Thakoon for a one-off collection that's inspired by the iconic white shirt. Nine items featuring flowing shirts and trapeze shirt dresses go on sale today at selected U.S. stores and on Gap.com.

The collection captures each designers' unique aesthetics. It goes literally from classic to simply daring. I love Rodarte's romantic renditions (the cute baby doll bow top!) but stop short of Thakoon's voluminous silhouette. A shirt dress with petal-like bottom looks great on the rack but horrific in person. It's like wearing a dead bird without a head. Doo-Ri's flowing shirt-dress is classic and feminine, much more wearable by the masses.

The winning piece? Rodarte's trapeze shirt dress. The item is completely sold out on Gap.com on its first day.

Go to:http://www.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=35579&mlink=5058,717706,2&clink=717706

Photo Credits: Gap.com

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Gap partners with CFDA Designers April 17




EXTRA!! EXTRA!!

Gap has teamed up with 2006 Council of Fashion Designers' Association finalists Doo-Ri Chung, Thakoon, and Rodarte for a special collection of women's wear featuring white blouses and white-shirt inspired dresses.

The collection will be available at Gap's flagship store, as well as across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan and on Gap.com. Prices will range from $68-$88.

Source: Gap

Photo Credits: Gap.com press room

Sunday, April 1, 2007

You saw it here First!!

WHAT: The Next Target GO International Designer is.....
(drumroll please..)

WHO: Patrick Robinson, former designer of Perry Ellis Women and most recently, Paco Rabanne.

RESUME: Husband of Vogue Accessories Director Virginia Smith, Robinson was tabbed as design director of Giogio Armani straight out of graduation from Parson's School of Design. He designed for the house from 90-94, then moved on to be the creative director of Anne Klein 94-96.

COLLECTION: Ethnic prints mixed with menswear inspired staples such as light-s-air white shirts and shorts. Talk about dressing for the Indian Summer.

WHERE: Check out
http://pressroom.target.com/pr/news/fashion/go-international/
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