It’s tough for even the most dedicated follower of fashion to keep up with all the designer collaborations and capsule collections these days, but we’re here to help. Here's a rundown of the three biggest designer-retailer partnerships happening this autumn.
Marc Jacobs Beauty
A beauty line has become a rite of passage for designers with a certain level of name recognition, and Marc Jacobs is finally taking the plunge after opening a bookstore and creating a doll in his likeness. The collection (priced from $18-$78) focuses on on fun, fret-free beauty with items like Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Truth or Dare (which is a berry shade, in case you were wondering) and an eyeliner called Magic Marc’er Precision Pen that promises to deliver a “never-seen-before shade developed in Japan to create the shiniest and blackest black on the market.” To see for yourself if there really is a brand new black, head to the nearest Sephora.
Phillip Lim For Target
Designer collaborations with Target typically stick to formula: a few handbags, fun and easily recognizable prints (Lim, remember, revitalized leopard and made floral autumn-appropriate), cocktail dresses that put you at risk of having the same dress everyone else does, and a couple graphic tees for good measure (in this case, a comic book motif and a tiger). In short, cute clothes with a questionable shelf life. What makes this particular Target collection unique is that it is equal parts menswear and womenswear. Dudes looking to sport Phillip Lim on a budget can pick up a button down shirt with camo accents, sweatpants, or a faux leather jacket starting September 15.
Isabel Marant for H&M
Isabel Marant, the French designer responsible for convincing people that sneaker-heels are cool and then charging $700 for them, is teaming up with H&M to bring her signature Parisian bohemian style to the masses. Will the world finally have affordable, fashion-forward sneaker-heels, or will Marant focus on the ankle boots, chunky knits, and draped paisley beloved by her cult following? We'll see when the collection is released on November 14th. Though H&M still hasn't set up shop in central Houston, they did finally launch e-commerce in the United States. Shop from home or head over to Willowbrook Mall.