Usually, I stay away from designer collections from Target, H & M, etc. The past few years they have been overhyped and poorly designed. I guess the backlash and feedback has been taken seriously by these retailers have stepped their game up the past few months with Isabel Marant collaborating with H & M, and Prabal Gruang for Target being one of their most successful collaborations.
I was happy when the first images of 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target debut online, because.. it looked like 3.1 Phillip Lim! The design elements from a few of his past collections are clearly present: the coveted sweatshirt, the prints, and minimalistic style we come to know and love.
The CFDA named Lim the 2013 accessories designer of the year, and his coveted 3.1 Phillip Lim handbags will cost you between $650 and $1,000 on Saks. His collection for Target, all of his accessories are $60 or less. Oversized work or travel bags, cross-body bags, miniature totes and a range of fall colors with some animal print thrown stay true to Lim's design asthetic.
I really liked he has looks that are day to night and a men's collection that is very wearable! Guys often get overlooked for these types of things, but not this time. There are must-have sneakers and boots, cozy sweaters that girlfriends everywhere will be stealing, bomber jackets, trench coats, camo-printed pants and office-ready button-downs. And don't forget the boxer-briefs!
Are you guys as excited as I am? My goal is to get the sweatshirt and trackpants set for sure, September 15th can't come fast enough