Monday, July 16, 2007

Love for Libertine

In a phrase: Preppy-Nautical with a splash of Punk

GO-line groupies, like myself, remember the utter pandemonium surrounding past collaborations with designers; Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Behnaz Sarafpour, and Proenza Schouler to name a few, and we expect Libertine will be no different.

If you have no clue what I'm describing, then you must have missed the slew of embroidered whales and skulls that invaded the women's clothing department, front and center, at your local Target store on the morning of July 15th.

Libertine, the seventh designer to be featured in the GO-International line, will be on display for 90 days and as always, each piece in the collection is a limited-edition.

Maybe a silk scarf to add to the infamous palm-print kimono dress, owl tote, and medallion-print shift dress?

If you plan to check it out, make sure you wander into the accessories department while you're there. Devi Kroell has recently joined the ranks of Rafe and Perlina, designing a line of bags exclusively for Target. I'm 99.9% sure you can fit a toddler in the tote, but the clutches are lovely.

Note: Please do not hoard the lines! It is in extremely poor taste, not to mention very uncool to do so. No one needs 8 whale embroidered bucket hats! Besides, it's really unfair to those that are true fans and just want a piece to add to their collection. They shouldn't have to buy it on eBay for 300% above retail just because some random shopper has decided to use the GO-lines to put their kid through college. End Rant

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