What's New, What's Hot: Peter Pilotto to Design for Target, LVMH Invests in Nicholas Kirkwood, Return of the Mullet
Hot on the heels of the uber-successful 3.1 Philip Lim for Target launch, the megaretailer has inked a deal with London-based label Peter Pilotto for its next big collaboration. "By working with Target, we're able to broaden our reach and bring our design aesthetic to an entirely new audience," Pilotto said in a statement. His design partner Christopher De Vos added, "This is a pivotal moment for our brand. Our collection for Target embodies the elegance and spirit of our own line, but makes it accessible to everyone." In addition to selling it in stores and on Target.com, the retailer is taking this capsule collection across the pond via London-based fashion site NET-A-PORTER.com, a first for the store. Holli Rogers, Fashion Director for NET-A-PORTER is excited about the collaboration and the opportunity to offer customers more accessibly-priced designs. "We think Target is an amazing brand and have long admired their exceptionally produced designer collaborations," she said. Look for the Peter Pilotto for Target collection starting February 9, 2014.
French fashion group LVMH is the proud owner of over sixty major luxury brands, including Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Dior, and now they've purchased a majority stake in British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood. "I knew a partner would be essential for the next step," Kirkwood said in an interview with WWD, adding that he's excited for the opportunity to focus on the creative side of the business, which may include handbags. We certainly hope it does!
In beauty news, we are surprised to learn that the mullet--yes, the hairstyle that is described as business in the front and a party in the back--might be making a comeback. It all started when model Edie Campbell debuted the 'do back in February just before the Fall 2014 shows. Now we see megastar Rihanna sporting one and actress Sandra Bullock wearing one on the cover of Vogue. Vogue!--we never thought we'd ever include Vogue magazine in a story about mullets. But who are we to disagree with Anna Wintour; this could be the must-have hair trend of the season. What are your thoughts onthe return of the mullet?