Friday, August 7, 2009
Target's next Go International designer: Rodarte
Many thanks to The Recessionista for the scoop that Target's next Go International collection will be by Rodarte, the designing duo of sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy (pictured here with actress Kirsten Dunst).
The collection - which is scheduled to launch on December 20 - will offer up a total of 55 pieces just in time for last minute holiday shoppers. And the price? Rodarte for Target’s Go International line will start at just $9.99 and max out at $79.99.
Rodarte, a label known for its elaborate red carpet ensembles (besides Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman are also fans) will translate their signature designs into mass market appeal with their line for Target.
“What you’ll notice is an amazing eye for detail,” said Target spokesman, Joshua Thomas. “It’s very feminine, yet very modern. The collection incorporates a rich mix of patterns and fabrications and everything from sequins and bows to faux fur. The key with Rodarte is layering.”
The collection also includes “a variety of great holiday dresses,” according to Thomas, which is welcome news to anyone who’s longed to wear a party dress from an avant garde label.