Target & Kohl’s Next Designer Collaborations & A Touch of Downton Abbey Season 4

Hello-Hello and Happy Monday.

Just a few morsels to share today, beginning with word of the next designer collaboration being planned by Le Boutique Targét.  Can you guess who it is from these images?

Peter Pilotto Facebook

Those looks are from next spring’s Peter Pilotto collection. While silhouettes may be a bit rakish for the average prep, there’s no disputing the line’s exuberant use of color. If describing the brand’s most distinctive element, it has to be their use of print; their talents in this area can be seen in two scarves from the fall line.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue

The collection will include clothing, accessories and swimwear. Most price points will be less than $60. Target’s announcement included a mention of the label’s celebrity following:

Throughout the years, PETER PILOTTO has established a strong celebrity following, including Kristen Stewart, Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller and Emma Watson, among others.

The new collection will launch February 9 online and in most Target stores. Additionally “an edited assortment” of goods from the collaboration will be available via Net-a-Porter, the upscale site selling designer clothing and accessories.

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Kohl’s also announced its next design partnership: are you able to guess the designer by seeing these styles from the label’s fall line?

Peter Som

The collaboration will be with Peter Som, known for feminine pieces with a touch of chic edginess. More on what will be included in the upcoming collection for next spring:

Som’s DesigNation collection will include maxi dresses, skirts and crochet sweaters in bright shades of coral and blue…. (it) will draw creative influence from Som’s recent trip to St. Barths.

Prices for the Kohl’s line will range from $36 – $88. Below, styles from Mr. Som’s spring 2013 collection.

Peter Som

And a glance at Peter Som’s spring 2014 designs.

Peter Som Facebook Page

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Finally today, a Downton Abbey update: last night our pals on the far side of the pond watched the first episode of Season 4.  As Stateside fans are sadly aware, the new season doesn’t begin here until January 5th.

PBS Masterpiece

PBS Masterpiece

Not to worry, we’re not posting any spoilers, merely a few updates. The first involves the beefcake three new men added to the cast.

Downton Abbey Facebook Page

Downton Abbey Facebook Page

Above you see actors Tom Cullen (playing family friend Lord Gillingham), Nigel Harman (as Green, a valet [of course he has no first name, he is 'just a servant' ahem]), and Gary Carr, who plays a jazz singer.

The Telegraph ran a fun piece Ten things you need to know about Downton Abbey. (Fair warning, one might argue the article contains spoilers; I don’t consider it as such, but want to be hyper-sensitive to those who may not have seen all of Season Three.)

One of my favorites, “They’re doing their best about the bloopers”:

Having visited the set of Downton and met an historical advisor stipulating which character would be expected to leave the room first… I have to say I sympathise with the programme when the inevitable historical bloopers appear. Glimpses of double-yellow lines, a television aerial and a modern conservatory have all caused apoplexy in the past, and most recently it was suggested their table settings are all wrong. But doubtless this well-funded new series will redouble its efforts to deliver a view of 1920s Britain unsullied by pesky anachronisms.

Another holds promise for the new Season, “The new episode sparkles”:

The first episode marks a return to form, after a patchy third series and the sherry-spilling horror of the Christmas special.

Click here to read the entire Telegraph story.

With that we say goodbye until next time.

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2 Comments on Target & Kohl’s Next Designer Collaborations & A Touch of Downton Abbey Season 4

  1. The Enchanted Home
    September 24, 2013 at 6:24 am (10 months ago)

    Hi there, just do not see Target going high fashion…I cannot see their average customer going for it either but I could of course be very wrong. Time will tell, that Peter Som leopard duster looks interesting, something to keep my eye on:)

  2. kathleenlisson
    September 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm (10 months ago)

    When I go to Target in the rush of the first day of a new collection, I see all sorts of ladies that aren’t target’s usual customer. It keeps them in the news, so might as well keep on doing collaborations.

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