SUPER excited about this Nicole Ritchie for Macy’s Impulse Collection!! I can’t wait to see what pieces she will be contributing! Usually all her collections included very bohemian styles with a touch of chic-ness and rock and roll so I CAN NOT WAIT! will be in Macy’s stores and online on 9/12/12 !! Check out a sneak peak of the styles below 😉
You can already find plenty of Calvin Klein gear at Macy’s — a colorblock dress, a floral blouse, maybe a pair of cuffed denim bermuda shorts. But the rich minimalist fashion of Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein runway is not available for those paying a Macy’s price… until now!
Costa will be creating a Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein capsule collection for the department store, reports Women’s Wear Daily, allowing the masses access not to the Calvin Klein name (which they already have) but to Costa’s covetable designs.
“We obviously have a huge distribution of Calvin Klein products but we do not carry the [designer] collection that Francisco creates,” Martine Reardon, Macy’ executive vice president of marketing, told WWD. “Unfortunately, those price points are not within Macy’s price points.”
Macys’ new “A Magical Journey to Brasil” promotion, however, provided the perfect opportunity for the Brazilian designer to take a jab at a budget-friendly line. Costa’s sleek dresses, the kind favored by Claire Danes and Gwyneth Paltrow (and Emma Stone, that one glorious time!) on the red carpet, will be available in the $135-$180 price range.
The two-month capsule collection kicks off on May 15. Until then, start fantasizing: what perfect jersey dress are you craving for spring?
Macy’s has signed on Alberta Ferretti as the next designer collaboration for its contemporary fashion “Impulse” department. The collection encompasses feminine dresses in a variety of lengths, lightweight pants, peasant style blouses and knitwear. The limited-edition capsule will be available in approximately 185 Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com beginning April 17. The collection is priced on average from $49 – $119.
“The collection I created is fresh and bright, featuring light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country and is at the same time true to my style. Macy’s numerous prestigious locations, as well as its important online presence, have been a unique and exciting opportunity for me to gift my ‘Italian Dream’ to a vast and diverse audience” said Alberta Ferretti.
Pretty dresses and colors, perfect for Spring time!
Alberta Ferretti’s Impulse collection hits Macy’s stores April 17. Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, the 30-piece capsule is comprised of peasant blouses, abstract floral prints, and voile dresses, and will be priced from $49 to $119. “The collection I created is fresh and bright, featuring light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country and is at the same time true to my style,” Ferretti explained. “She appeals to an international consumer as well as an American consumer, and her fabrications are very soft, very feminine, chiffon-like, drapey, comfortable, and really pretty, yet they look very elegant,” Macy’s executive vice president of marketing, Martine Reardon, said of the retailer’s choice to collaborate with Ferretti. The collection will be available in 185 Macy’s stores nationwide for 10 weeks.
Above: Sketches from the Alberta Ferretti for Impulse at Macy’s collection.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!! : http://youtu.be/zHtO5mYXSSY
Looking for the perfect party look? Check out Giambattista Valli’s exclusive designs for Impulse at Macy’s. A modern master in the art of couture and a favorite of the red carpet crowd, Giambattista’s 40-piece limited-edition collection is equal parts sophisticated and flirty. And it debuts today!!
With über feminine silhouettes tailored for maximum impact in bold, bright colors and fierce prints, the timing couldn’t be better for stocking up on hot little numbers for the holiday season. The catch? Once this collection’s gone, it’s gone. Hurry in to your favorite Macy’s – or click on macys.com/impulse – and start shopping before this designer collection is all snapped up.
Fresh off dressing Michelle Obama for a state dinner with South Korea’s president and first lady last Thursday, Doo-Ri Chung has been signedfor an upcoming Macy’s collaboration.
Chung’s collection, which hits Macy’s for eight weeks starting Feb. 15, will include her signature draped jersey, knitwear, and art-inspired prints on short- and maxi-length dresses, leggings, blouses, and trench coats, priced $39 to $159. “The customer is very different from whom we’ve catered to before, but I really didn’t have to adapt. Macy’s wanted to keep the design level high. I didn’t feel the challenge was very different,” Chung said.
Chung is the fifth designer to collaborate with Macy’s; although, the retailer would not disclose any designer it is working with past Chung, officials did note the series is resonating and will continue through at least 2012 with other designers.
Macy’s previewed the latest installment in their designer collaboration series last night at a private space in the Meatpacking district. Next up, as you know, is Giambattista Valli, whose fun over-the-top flirty Paris show this season was attended by brand devotees like Inès de La Fressange, Lee Radziwill and Olivia Palermo. Valli’s mod multi-textured color-blocked shifts have a fashionista following for good reason, so we were excited to see what his lower priced line for Macy’s contemporary Impulse line would look like.
Valli is all about cocktail dresses, so there were plenty of those–our favorite was the black shift with leopard blocks and a bold red stripe that recalls his spring 2011 collection. The all-over leopard pieces–a chic day coat and matching tuxedo pants–should fly off the shelves, too. It’s a relatively small collection, just 17 pieces compared with Karl Lagerfeld’s 45 piece collection for the retailer, but there are plenty of perfect party frocks, skirts embellished with petals, and cute sequined tees to outfit you for the holiday season.
Valli is the fourth designer to collaborate with Macy’s for their contemporary line, “impulse.” He follows Matthew Williamson, Kinder Aggugini, and most recently, Karl Lagerfeld. “This capsule reflects my enduring loves, but is really a celebration of my biggest inspiration of all ‐ the energy and vitality of women themselves,” Valli said in a release. “I love dressing them for all their happiest moments, making them feel as special as possible. This collection is a passport into my world and a chance to experience the passion and romance of my house and Paris itself.” The collection is priced between $50 and $150 and will be available in 225 Macy’s stores nationwide and macys.com/impulse on October 26. LOVE IT ALL !! Anything leopard and hot pink has my name written all over it. 😉 What’s your fav piece?