For fans of big name designer high-low collabs, Target and H&M aren’t the only games in town. Though the ads may be less splashy, and the crowds on debut day may be thinner, some under-the-radar capsule collections still have the ability to quicken our collective pulses.
Case in point: Derek Lam for Kohl’s. The Manhattan designer’s Rio-inspired line for the gently-priced chain hits stores tomorrow, April 5th. With select items currently available online, we can’t help but covet many easy dresses, swim looks, and layering pieces. Equally appealing is the collection-wide price cap of $88.
A Parsons grad and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize winner, Lam launched his eponymous line in 2002. Just last year, his diffusion label 10 Crosby Derek Lam bowed for resort season. Taking his cue from the “jungle-meets-city atmosphere” of Rio, Lam’s looks pop in asymmetrical stripes and mismatched prints. How fun to own an affordable piece of wearable art (or two or three) by this accomplished American designer.
Also of note, Catherine Malandrino is the next designer to be showcased in Kohl’s DesignNation series. Coming this Fall, her collection will channel the lights of Paris.
All images via Kohls.com