Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Target
Target has tapped an exciting new group of designers to make exclusive collections: 2022 recipient of Harlem’s Fashion Show Designer of the Year Sergio Hudson, 2021 LVMH finalist Kika Vargas, and former fashion editors Meredith Melling, Valerie Macaulay, and Molly Howard. Last fall, it was Christopher John Rogers, Victor Glemaud, and Sandy Liang, so you know they are in good company.
Yes. If you’re looking for designer pieces on a budget, you are bound to find something you like from these collections.
Sizes range from XXS to 4X, and all of these wearable basics don’t go above $70.
We spoke to the designers themselves to learn more about what makes this collection so coverable.
First up is Sergio Hudson, whose celebrity fans include powerhouses like Vice-President Kamala Harris, Beyoncé, and Michelle Obama. Hudson created this collection to be worn everywhere and by the people who have supported him along the way.
“When I do a photo shoot or a show it’s always high glam, but at its core, [my collection] is suits, pants, blouses, things that women will be able to wear to work and feel powerful, so I wanted to bring that to Target,” Hudson explains.
For Kika Vargas, this collection was all about bringing in the “warmth and vibrancy” from her Colombian heritage featuring prints Vargas created herself and pieces that are key for layering. The Colombian designer is excited for this great opportunity for her small brand to not only extend sizes but her audience as well. (You can usually find her pieces at Saks Fitfh Avenue or Nordstrom.)
Last but not least, The Line. Well known for their knits, designers Meredith Melling, Valerie Macaulay, and Molly Howard wanted to feature pieces like their sweaters that are made for mixing and matching. “We really wanted to translate some of our biggest hits from the main collection and things that are core to us and to our customers,” Valerie explains.
Blink and you’ll miss it! Mark your calendars (and alarms) because on October 9 the collection will be available in select Target stores and Target.com .
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