A party in New York to toast the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collaboration attracted A-listers such as
The collaboration reinterprets iconic Maison Martin Margiela garments and accessories in updated shapes and materials. Each garment label indicates the season of origin, spanning 23 years.
True to the house's iconoclastic reputation, the collection revels in ambiguity. Trousers are deconstructed into a long skirt ($99). A trompe l'oeil bra is imposed on a bodysuit ($39.95). A biker jacket ($249) is turned inside out. A duvet has become a coat ($349). Gloves form the strap of a handbag ($149). A men's suit jacket ($129) is made up of belts.
In shades of black, red, silver and nude, the pieces prove that some of the most radical concepts can be remarkably wearable, said H&M creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch — provided you arrive early enough to procure them.
Narciso Rodriguez, who made headlines four years ago as the designer of
Drawing inspiration from his trip this year to Istanbul, Rodriguez translates the high-end skills that earned him three awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Dresses exhibit his genius with figure-flattering color blocking. Separates mix patterns in black and white. His signature architectural details elevate coats. The offerings ($30-$150) will be in stores and at kohls.com into December.
Kohl's will follow up with other limited-edition DesigNation collaborations, each inspired by a different international destination.
Uniqlo, the Japanese juggernaut known for well-made, well-priced wardrobe basics, has launched e-commerce (uniqlo.com). The site boasts a range of colors and extends the size range for some garments, including men's oxford shirts in slim and tall fits and women's corduroy knit leggings in XXS and XXL (only XS-XL are in stores). Uniqlo currently has only five U.S. stores, in