Fashion News

Altuzarra for Target Is Coming This September

If you’ve been wearing your Peter Pilotto for Target items non-stop over the last few months and have started wondering what the discount retailer has up its sleeve next, we’ve got answers for you. Namely, Altuzarra for Target – coming to a location near you this upcoming September.

Joseph Altuzarra, creative director of his eponymous line, has created an almost 50-piece, limited-edition capsule collection of women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and even lingerie for Target.  “As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. It has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel,” said the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner. “I’ve admired the elegance that Target brings to fast fashion. By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere.”

Priced from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel and $29.99 to $79.99 for shoes and accessories, Altuzarra for Target will launch on September 14 at most Target stores, as well as Target.com and Net-a-porter. Mark your calendars! And check out the preview video below while you count down the days.

Images courtesy of Target

Events

Spotted from the Backseat: Lunch with Margaret and George 2013

On November 4, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and luxury fashion retailer George C hosted its third annual “Lunch with Margaret & George” at the Art Gallery of Ontario in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. With Giles Deacon and Derek Lam having served up fabulous runway shows at lunches past, this year’s edition promised to be no less fabulous with Joseph Altuzarra as the guest of honour.

After an intimate lunch in Baillie Court (because it’s called Lunch with Margaret & George, after all), the New York-based designer presented his gorgeous Spring 2014 collection in Frank Gehry’s Galleria Italia, the perfect setting for a runway show. The fashionable audience included the likes of event co-chairs Emmanuelle Gattuso and George and Lisa Corbo, editors-in-chief Bernadette Morra of FASHION and Miranda Purves of FLARE, and even ‘Suits’ star Sarah Rafferty.

Check out the gallery below for style snaps from the lunch, as well as photos of Altuzarra and his models backstage and on the runway.


FLARE’s Emily Ramshaw and Tiyana Grulovic


Sylvia Mantella


George C’s George and Lisa Corbo with Joseph Altuzarra


CHLOE Magazine’s Amarsana Gendunova


‘Suits’ star Sarah Rafferty

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Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Michelle Williams in Altuzarra

Ever since awards season wrapped up for the year, I’ve missed the weekly Michelle Williams red carpet sightings. Seeing shots of her in front of the step and repeat at the NYC screening of her latest film, Take This Waltz, was a lovely surprise – and so was her ensemble.

Michelle traded in her usual ladylike style for a vampier look, courtesy of a sexy LBD from Altuzarra‘s Resort 2013 collection and fierce white sandals by Givenchy. The last time we saw her she was wearing an elegant red gown at the Oscars, and before that a boyish shorts suit at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Is there anything Michelle can’t pull off? I think not.

xx, S

Images via TFS, Just Jared

Runways and Showrooms

Joseph Altuzarra for J.Crew – Complete Collection!

News of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collaborations with J.Crew is now coming fast and furious! Yesterday we got a sneak peek of the capsules designed by Joseph Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind, and today images of the complete 7-piece collection by Altuzarra have been released.

The designs, inspired by “Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style,” range in price from $85 for a cotton top to $345 for the espadrilles. The collection isn’t what I expected from Altuzarra, but I’m never one to turn down anything nautical, sartorially speaking. I’m all over the gingham and Breton stripes. And those espadrilles! Too cute for words.

Altuzarra for J.Crew is available for pre-sale starting tomorrow, April 19, and lands in stores on April 23. Happy shopping!

xx, S

Images via Fabsugar, NY TimesFashionista

Fashion News

Joseph Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind for J. Crew – Sneak Peek!

When winner Prabal Gurung confirmed a few weeks ago that he’d collaborated with J.Crew on the second round of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collections, we started to get excited. Today, Vogue.com brings us our very first look at the capsule, as well as those of runners-up Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind, and now we’re getting really excited.

Altuzarra’s Parisian-inspired nautical sweaters, pencil skirts, and espadrilles hit stores on April 23, while we’ll have to wait until May 14 and June 11 for Pamela Love’s boyfriend jeans, belt, and shrunken jacket (clothing from the jewelry designer!) and Creatures of the Wind’s twinset, floral summer dress, and patchwork oxfords. Anxious about missing out? You can pre-order by phone starting this Thursday, April 19.

The images are rather small, but are you liking what you’re seeing so far?


Joseph Altuzarra for J.Crew

xx, S

Image Credits: Vogue

Fashion News

Joseph Altuzarra for J.Crew – Confirmed!


Joseph Altuzarra and J.Crew’s Creative Director Jenna Lyons

Fashionista reports that rumours of a collaboration between J.Crew and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra have been confirmed by the designer himself. “So we worked on a collaboration,” he revealed, “which I think will be coming out in a few weeks.” A few weeks! That sounds delightfully soon.

“It was a really interesting project”, he went on to say, “because it was like a conflation of their language — or of their world — [and] of our world and putting it together. And I think that was really interesting for me to work on.”

Colour me intrigued. Considering how miserably I failed in my bid to nab some Prabal Gurung for J.Crew this time last year, I’m going to be extra diligent about shopping this collaboration, if it turns out to be as covetable as I’m imagining it to be. Who else is excited?

xx, S

Image Credit: Vogue

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