Designers Do Care For The Little People

Posted: November 30, 2010 by jerkmag in TRIM -- style

Designer collaborations are amazing. They give us high fashion lovers the opportunity to indulge. You can look at the collections and the online shopping sites all you want, but in the end it doesn’t compare to actually being able to own the creations.

Fast fashion retailers such as H&M and Uniqlo are great examples of companies that generate revenue and commercial interest. Honestly, most of the collections they present are copies of high-end designer looks. However, when the two ends of the spectrum meet, luxury and fast-fashion, the results are wonderful. You get the best of both worlds.

The latest designer collaboration is Lanvin and H&M. The idea is to bring the signatures of Lanvin to a mass market. Or as Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, would say “about H&M going to the luxury business”. The collection debuted in select stores last week. Shocker, H&M Carousel Center isn’t a select store.

~Nadjma Sako

  1. […] Uniqlo parted ways with German designer Jil Sander last week and is now making waves with experimental designer Jun Takahashi. The three-year collaboration with Jil Sander was a healthy, if not thriving, nuptial that birthed J+, Sander’s Uniqlo line, infused with her signature sleek and minimalist designs in form of suits, outerwear and T-shirts. At prices ranging from $20 for a tee to $150 for a parka, it’s the closest thing I can get to the real Jil Sander label. […]

  2. […] and am relatively knowledgeable about designers, but this is not the first time that Target has collaborated with a well-known designer. Zac Posen, Jean Paul Gaultier, any of this ringing a bell? I’m still […]

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