Thanks to The Recessionista’s post yesterday, I found out that Target and Neiman Marcus have released a video (posted here on YouTube) hyping their upcoming Christmas collab. “Hype” is indeed the right word, because as The Recessionista points out, this video is really just an opportunity for the two retailers to slap each other on the back and claim how “amazing” this collab is going to be withoug offering any concrete details about it.
However, after re-watching the clip several times, I wonder if there are clues contained in there about what the designer offerings might be? If you look closely, you’ll spy a blush tweed blazer by Lela Rose, a pink boucle coat by Alice & Olivia, a black evening dress by Marchesa, a blue floral print blouse by Tracey Reese, jeweled purses by Judith Leiber and faux fur jackets by Skaist Taylor. Of course, these may just be items from the designer’s regular collections…. or perhaps not. If you recall, back in October of last year (well in advance of February’s Jason Wu debut) Target released a teaser video with a glimpse at the upcoming Wu line accompanying commentary from the designer himself. This new collab video is similar – with lots of comments from the various designers – so perhaps the merchandise we see here is reflective of what we’ll see in stores in December.