Macy’s released the complete lookbook for its latest collaboration, with Italian designer Alberta Ferretti, today. From floor-length dresses in punchy colours to lightweight, airy knits, the summery line-up of dresses and separates will retail between $49 and $119.
The 30-piece collection bows in stores and online at macys.com on April 17. All I need is a trip to the Amalfi Coast, which inspired Ferretti’s designs, to go with the maxi dress I’m eyeing. That’s not asking a lot now, is it?
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Zac Posen styling his last collaboration, with Target
This week has been chock full of collaboration news: sneak peeks of Marni for H&M, the launch of Jason Wu for Target this upcoming weekend, and now announcements of Zac Posen for Lord & Taylor and Alberta Ferretti for Impulse at Macy’s.
Posen, whose designs have been all over the red carpets this awards season, has partnered with Lord & Taylor on a capsule collection of twelve dresses for Spring. The line will be priced, rather reasonably, from $149 to $199.
Italian designer Ferretti has designed a 30-piece collection for Impulse at Macy’s, inspired by the Amalfi Coast. The line-up of feminine dresses and separates will retail between $49 and $119.
Both collaborations hit stores in April. Which one are you most looking forward to?
Sketches of Alberta Ferretti for Impulse at Macy’s
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Back in October, it was announced that contemporary designer Doo-Ri Chung was next in line to collaborate with Macy’s on a capsule collection for Impulse. This week, the retailer released the full lookbook of dresses, separates, and outerwear. Priced from from $39 to $159, the collection will hit 225 Macy’s stores and macys.com on Feb. 15.
I’ve got my eye on that lovely jersey maxi dress featured in the campaign (pictured above), which at $79 is quite reasonably priced for a piece designed by Doo-Ri Chung. I might just have to make the drive to Macy’s. Road trip, anyone?
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A week doesn’t go by, it seems, without there being a new designer collaboration announcement or lookbook from Macy’s. The speed at which the US retailer is churning out guest designer collections for Impulse is impressive, to say the least. After releasing the Giambattista Valli for Macy’s lookbook just last week, Macy’s announced their next guest designer for Impulse today, Doo-Ri Chung.
Known for her draping and work with jersey, Chung’s collection for Macy’s will feature short and maxi dresses, leggings, blouses, and trenchcoats, which will be priced from $39 to $159. The collection will hit 225 Macy’s stores and macys.com on Feb. 15, 2012 and will be available for about eight weeks.
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Back in August, Macy’s announced that their next designer collaboration would be with Italian couturier Giambattista Valli, and I’ve been waiting patiently ever since for a first look at the designs. Macy’s finally hosted a preview of the 17-piece collection yesterday in New York, and released the complete lookbook and ad campaign as well.
Valli’s bread and butter is party dresses, and for Impulse at Macy’s they come adorned with bows, petals and ruffles, with some leopard print thrown in for good measure, too. “This capsule reflects my enduring loves, but is really a celebration of my biggest inspiration of all ‐ the energy and vitality of women themselves,” Valli said. “I love dressing them for all their happiest moments, making them feel as special as possible. This collection is a passport into my world and a chance to experience the passion and romance of my house and Paris itself.”
The collection is set to bow on October 26 in 225 Macy’s stores across the US, as well as online at macys.com/impulse. I’ve got my eye on that lovely red printed maxi dress with the oversized bow! It’ll be perfect for the holiday season. What’s on your wish list?
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Macy’s is giving Target a run for their money in the game of designer collaborations. With capsule collections by fashion heavyweights Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Dello Russo already slated to hit stores this Fall, the retailer has announced yet another collaboration, this time with couturier Giambattista Valli.
Valli’s designs for Macy’s Impulse series will feature a similar aesthetic to his main line, using feminine fabrics like lace, brocade and tulle, bold prints and vibrant colour in cocktail dresses, separates, lightweight jackets and graphic tees. Prices will start at $50, which is a far cry from the designer’s ready-to-wear price tags.
The collection will launch in stores and online at macys.com on October 26th. I’ll be all over this collaboration if it’s full of elegant yet fun designs like the red and pink dress with exaggerated ruffles that Emma Stone wore to the Friends With Benefits premiere last month. Are you excited too?
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Macy’s has been all over the collaborations of late, having just released the lookbook for Karl Lagerfeld‘s capsule collection for the retailer. It seems, though, that The Kaiser isn’t the only one who designed for Macy’s for Fall - W reports that Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large and street style icon Anna Dello Russo did too!
Dello Russo was recently named the editor-at-large for Macy’s private label brand INC, and apparently her duties in that role include styling the Fall campaign, starring in it alongside model Karolina Kurkova, and even designing a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. So far we see peacoats, fur chubbies and colour-blocked body con dresses, which will retail from $30 to $139. (via Fashionologie)
“It’s good to try to render the dream of fashion for a wide market to relate to the time we live in,” Dello Russo told W. An ADR-designed capsule collection does sound like a dream come true. I’m dying to see the lookbook!
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After the sneak peek we got recently, Macy’s has finally released the lookbook for Karl Lagerfeld‘s exclusive 45-piece limited-edition collection for the retailer. Due to hit 235 stores and macys.com on August 31st, the collection includes a range of dresses, separates and outerwear, all priced from $50 to $170.
I’m thinking, at the very least, a t-shirt featuring Kaiser Karl’s image is a must. Check out the gallery for the full collection, plus images from the ad campaign featuring Coco Rocha. Also, watch the behind-the-scenes video here.
What’s on your wishlist?
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Last November, we reported that Karl Lagerfeld would be designing a capsule collection for Fall 2011 for Impulse at Macy’s. This week rumours have been swirling that the lookbook will be unveiled any day now, and while it’s yet to materialize, there have been sneak peeks of the collection here and there.
Jeff Gennette, Macy’s Inc.’s chief merchandising officer, told WWD that the collection is “really focused on statement jackets, tweeds, novelty fabrics, and dresses”. One of these dresses, priced at $109, is featured in Vogue‘s August ’Steal of the Month’. The high-collared, floral-print dress is described by the designer as “a coup d’oeil to the dresses I designed for Chloe and the girlish, more romantic mood of the seventies.” There will also be graphic T-shirts, airy tops, croc-print jackets and chic rock ’n’ roll leggings.
The collection will include 45 pieces in total, ranging in price from $50 to $170. It will hit the sales floors of 235 Macy’s stores across the US, as well as macys.com, on August 31st, and will have a limited run of six to eight weeks.
There isn’t much to go on yet, but what do you think so far – are you intrigued?
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Finally, photos of Matthew Williamson‘s highly anticipated capsule collection for Impulse at Macy’s are out! Due to hit stores and Macys.com on April 13, 2011, the collection, said Williamson, ”aims to capture the essence of the mainline brand, with a focus on effortless glamour, dynamic prints, loosely structured silhouettes and pops of strong color”. Pieces range from $24 for a printed scarf to $299 for a leather jacket (pictured above). For a designer whose wares are generally priced well over my budget, being able to score a signature patterned dress for under $200 sounds like a fantastic deal to me!
Check out the gallery for the full lookbook and photos of the entire collection. Does anything catch your eye, or are you pattern-shy (like me!)?
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