Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tuesday’s Rant: Go International not as advertised
On Tuesdays I usually take the opportunity to rant about something I do NOT like about Target…because although I love them to death, they certainly ain’t perfect! Now as reported yesterday, Thakoon (pictured here with one of his runway models) is rumored to be the next designer tapped by Target for a Go International collection. But here’s my question: isn’t Thakoon based in New York? And haven’t at least half the Go International designers been U.S.-based? Whatever happened to the International part? The recent Go designers have all been American: Patrick Robinson, Erin Fetheston, Rogan Gregory, Richard Chai. You have to dig back to 2005/06 to find the likes of Luella Bartley, Proenza Schouler, or Sophie Albou (Paul & Joe). Target needs to widen their reach and hire truly “international” designers for their limited-edition collections.