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TREND SPARK! Week 29 | 30.11.2008
By Alexandra Suhner, London Editor | Week 29 | 30.11.2008
Target's most recent series of limited edition collections, entitled Designer Collaborations, will be launched in March with a collection by Alexander McQueen.
Different from Go International, which featured young or emerging designers, Designer Collaborations will feature established designers. Alexander McQueen's McQ line will be their first collaboration under the new name.
The collection will include the signature rock-inspired pieces that make up the identity of the McQ brand, studded jackets, silk screen printed t-shirts, and distressed denim.
The collection, which will be available for a limited time, aims to target a new customer, slightly older than their previous collaboration collection.
As part of her 40 year anniversary celebrations, Sonia Rykiel will open an retrospective exhibition of her work on Wednesday at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris. The collection will include photography, videos, and clothing from her long history, including signature pieces such as stripes and intarsia motif knits, marabou accessories, lace dresses and her famous reversed seams and unfinished hems. The exhibition is on until the 19th of April, 2009.
And speaking of fashion exhibitions... Dior has also launched an show in Beijing featuring the work of Chinese Artists work created around a Dior theme. The exhibition, entitled Christian Dior + Chinese Artists, includes the work of 22 of China's top contemporary artists, as well as a showcase of Dior Couture gowns.
The launch of the Comme des garcons for H&M collection was certainly more subdued in Europe than it was in Japan.
The collection, which has been described as "good quality", "expensive" and "very similar to the CDG diffusion line, Comme Comme" attracted a few queues, but nothing like the 2,000 people waiting to get their hands on the collection in Tokyo.
Some Japanese queued over 40 hours to get their hands on the gods, whereas in Europe we ought everything fast, but without the frenzy.
I guess this was Japan's first H&M collaboration (they opened their first store there a few weeks ago) whereas over her in London we are accustomed to the madness surrounding designer high street collaborations.