Menswear from The 3.1 Philip Lim for Target Collection

31-phillip-lim-for-target-2013-fall-winter-lookbook-8Some fashionistas out there have mixed feelings when high fashion designers collaborate with companies how appeal to the masses. There is always talk about the fabric, pricing or even overall silhouette. Just like everything else, you can’t please everyone. However, I am totally anticipating the upcoming collaboration with Target and 3.1 Philip Lim. Recently, my respect for him soared with his video lookbook featuring martial art trickers rocking his garments. This time he is giving his design aesthetic into more approachable hands with more comfortable pockets. Available on September 15, the 3.1 Philip Lim for Target collection will feature 100 pieces ranging in price from $20 to $300, including ready to wear garments, sneakers, bags and intimates.

So far, the garments for the menswear define his collections, contemporary with a slight minimal twist. The color palette captures classic fall shades, tones and prints. Overall I dig the menswear collection. However, I am waiting to see what the womenswear ensembles look like. Lets see whether or not, this becomes a bigger success than their previous collection.

Gucci – Fall 2012 women’s ready to wear collection

It appears that Gucci‘s creative director,Frida Giannini, has decided to take it to the dark side (noir) for the 2012 women’s ready to wear collection. Honestly I believe this collection was a breath of fresh air from what I have normally seen Gucci present. Majority of the collections exhibit a glamorous appeal, which has been seen in countless celebrities and ads; however, I am more than sure this flow shall not diminish the same effect from these Garments.

I love the oversize leather jackets along with the Velvet maxi dresses. There were some gorgeous gowns, which boasted deep v-necks, sheer black tulle, and some leg action. I like how Giannini made a different direction regards to the tone. I love the collection.