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3 Lower-Priced Designer Collections to Look Forward to in 2012


It’s no surprise that we love designer collaborations here at CF, so we’re ultra-excited that not one, not two, but three big-name designers have made plans to release lower-priced collections this year!

In order to keep the info straight about the upcoming collections, we decided to compile the most important details about each one. Scroll on down to learn some fast facts about each collaboration:

Karl by Karl Lagerfeld

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Who: Chanel’s head designer, Karl Lagerfeld

What: A 100-piece women’s collection

When: Starting on January 25, 2012

Where: Launches on Net-a-Porter, with sales on starting in February.

What to Expect: Lagerfeld himself described the line as “street” and “rock” and the collection is slated to include lots of denim and leather, as well as items like cocktail dresses, fingerless gloves and detachable collars. (Don’t forget to check out the preview of Karl by Karl Lagerfeld!)

Jason Wu for Target

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Who: American designer Jason Wu

What: Women’s apparel, handbags and scarves

When: February 5th through March 6th, 2012

Where: Online and at participating Target stores nationwide

What to Expect: Wu’s muse for the collection is a black cat named Milu (pictured above) and the line will include lower-priced versions of his most famous designs. Also, the line’s spring-appropriate color palette will include navy blue, red, beige and yellow shades .

Marni for H&M

Marni for H&M
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Who: Italian fashion house Marni

What: Clothes and accessories for men and women

When: March 8th, 2012

Where: Online and at 250 H&M stores worldwide

What to Expect: Marni’s creative director and founder, Consuelo Castiglioni said the H&M collection is all about “juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic and adding sporty utilitarian elements.” The women’s collection will focus on bright colors and bold, African-inspired prints, while the men’s collection will be a modern and relaxed take on classic menswear.

Your thoughts?

Do you normally buy items from designer collaborations? Which of these upcoming collections are you most excited for? Will you be checking any of these collaborations out after they launch? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Posted on on January 2, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion News / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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5 Responses to “3 Lower-Priced Designer Collections to Look Forward to in 2012”

  1. 1
    January 2nd, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I’m really excited about the Marni for H&M collaboration.

  2. 2
    January 2nd, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I’m most excited about Jason Wu for target, but I never seem to be able to make it to stores quickly enough to buy items from designer collaborations.

  3. 3
    January 2nd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    These are exciting! Karl is going to be an amazing!

  4. 4
    January 2nd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I’ll definitely be hitting up the Jason Wu for Target. For the others, I’ll probably look at Karl by Karl Lagerfeld, but it’s unlikely I’ll purchase anything. I’m still debating about Marni for H&M, since my closest H&M is about 2 hours away…

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