After the successful multi-city launch of his colorful range for H&M, a second delivery from Matthew Williamson is poised to hit shelves. Including both men's and women's styles, the "summer collection" will debut at H&M stores on May 14th and will receive an even greater distribution than the first delivery. As compared with the 200 stores that received Williamson's first delivery, 1600 stores will be graced the second. Also noteworthy, this marks Williamson's first foray into menswear. Check out a first peek at the summer collection below.
This week we had the opportunity to check out designer Rachel Roy's bridge line for Macy's, Rachel Rachel Roy. Alongside our Network Partners from M.I.S.S. Crew and Trend Doll and the gals from Second City Style, Nitrolicious and WhereDidUGetThat.com, we got to meet Roy in person and talk with her about the collection. Poised to start delivering in August, the line includes clothing as well as footwear, handbags and accessories and calls up Roy's favorite pieces, such as easy men's cardigans and one-shoulder tops, as well as her favorite style mantras, such as using jewelry to toughen-up an outfit. We'll be bringing you more on Rachel Rachel Roy as the clothing hits shelves but, for now, check out our many snapshots of the collection along with a few look book images in the gallery below.
Designer Barbara Hulanicki of Biba fame launched her capsule collection for Topshop today, the best of which is already sold out online. The shoulder pad dress was by far the fastest seller, which is not surprising considering that the silhouette is modern and hard to find at such an affordable price point. That said, there are still plenty of great pieces to be had. Check out the video look book and shop for the collection in one place, right here.
Designed by students for students, the 2009 Back-to-Campus Collections from Barnes & Noble are poised to hit shelves in a few short months. The collaboration began in 2007 with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) students while, this year, the bookseller invited Pratt Institute students to participate as well. Check out a few of the Fall 2009 products from SCAD and Pratt students, available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide (and online) beginning in mid-July.
Given the lag in consumer spending this season and the reputation for some big-time collaborations to fall short, some were wondering whether the New York arrival of Matthew Williamson for H&M would be a success. Despite a smaller than expected turn out, a representative for H&M told WWD that half of the garments sold out within eleven minutes of opening. Wonder how that could have happened? Check out the video clip above to see those racks pillaged in the name of fast fashion.
The Matthew Williamson for H&M collection will debut in New York this morning while stores in London, Beijing and Tokyo celebrated the debut yesterday afternoon. The collection was inspired by Williamson's most iconic looks, such as his lean, bright suiting and bohemian printed maxi dresses and serves as the first of two deliveries slated to hit H&M. The second Matthew Williamson for H&M delivery, which debuts on May 14th, is positioned as "the perfect wardrobe for summer". For a peek inside the New York store and for images from yesterday's openings, check out the gallery below.
Juicy Couture has decided to discontinue its menswear range, Dirty English.
American Apparel has position their jumpsuits, bandeau bras and leg warmers as maternity wear.
News broke earlier this week that designer Rachel Roy would launch a bridge line with Macy's and apparently there's a collection video to go with it! The Rachel Rachel Roy line will include footwear, apparel and accessories and debut in select Macy's locations this August 2009. Check out the teaser video above.