Designer collaborations are the new black, evidently. I think it’s a pretty clever idea, to partner with a famous designer to create accessible products for Target and other lower end shopping outlets. But I wonder, does the average consumer really care?
I admit, I had never heard of Missoni or Prabal Gurung before they collaborated with Target, but after visiting the Target HQ last week and hearing all the buzz, I had to check it out.
Evidently Prabal Gurung is known for his eye-popping prints and top-notch tailoring, and his collection for Target certainly has achieved the eye-popping print part of the equation. Without seeing the clothing in person, I can’t attest to the tailoring, although the details is evident even online.
Word on the street says the products are already flying off the shelves. After poking around the Target website, looking at the Prabal Gurung collection, these are the items that caught my eye that I think might be wearable for the average woman.
I love the look of these black pumps. Classy and sophisticated. Although I’d have a hard time paying $40 for a non-leather shoe. (P.S. They also come in a bright yellow.)
This red dress would be super cute on the right person (read: not me).
I love this enamel print bangle. Target is a great place to shop for inexpensive accessories that are trendy and fun.
Love, love, LOVE these yellow pointy toe flats!
And this colorblock sweater is adorable. I would buy that up in a hot second.
What do you think? Is the Prabal Gurung collection a hit or a miss??? Do you get excited about these designer collaborations?? (Click on the photos to shop!)