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?
It’s been a little over a year since apparel manufacturer L.A. Triumph slapped Madonna with a lawsuit, claiming that her “Material Girl” line for Macy’s threatens their own “Material Girl” juniors clothing line that they have been selling since 1997. I thought it sounded crazy, considering the fact that Madonna invented “Material Girl,” the song (well, writers did, but you know what I mean), in 1984.
However, I learned last August that L.A. Triumph actually had a leg to stand on, because while Madonna may have the copyright to the name of the song, she doesn’t have the trademark, since she hadn’t yet sold any products bearing the name (several missed opportunities there if you ask me!)
Madonna, understandably, was hoping they didn’t–she requested that the court throw out the lawsuit, which the judge has denied. From WWD:
On Aug. 31, a year after the suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Judge S. James Otero rejected an argument from MG Icon — a joint venture between Madonna, her manager, Guy Oseary, and Iconix Brand Group Inc. — that Madonna was the senior user of the Material Girl trademark because she performed the popular song “Material Girl” in 1984.
This means that Madonna is going to trial. It’s scheduled to start in mid-October and if L.A. Triumph wins, not only will Madonna have to fork over some cash, but she’ll also have to change the name of the clothing brand she’s been selling at Macy’s since fall 2010. This begs the question: if Madonna loses, what other Madonna song should she change the name to? Like A Virgin ?! -NOT!!!
Photos courtesy of Macy’s
Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse Only at Macy’s collection has arrived! SHOP HERE! I’ve been dying to buy every piece since I saw it at the preview!! The ad campaign features the fabulous Coco Rocha, shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself. The limited edition collection is reminiscent of the designer’s signature style, priced on average from $50 to $170 and is sold in approximately 235 Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com starting today!!!
What do you have your eye on?? 😉
Steven Tyler is enjoying his umpteenth resurgence as a pop culture commodity right now with his popular stint as a judge on American Idol. A long-time style icon, and still proving he has a good eye–he was an early adopter of the hair feather extension, after all–Steven Tyler is the inspiration for a new contemporary clothing line called Andrew Charles. The line will be exclusive to Macy’s, and will be sold in the store’s Impulse department.
Andrew Charles is the brain child of Andy Hilfiger, brother of Tommy (who isn’t involved in this endeavor). The Hilfigers are well-documented supporters of the music industry, and Andy told WWD, “I grew up on Aerosmith and Steven Tyler. I’ve always loved his music and his style.” Andy was involved in J.Lo‘s Sweetface line, so the blurring of music and fashion is familiar to him.
While Tyler isn’t directly involved in the design of the line, he’s contracted for a year as the face of the brand. And it’s going to be a family affair. Tyler’s daughter, Chelsea Tyler, will also be featured in the campaign (see her in two of the line’s looks, at right and below.) About 15% of the line is men’s, and Tyler is a direct influence on the style there. There will even be a line of scarves, called “Rock Scarf.”
The women’s collection continues the 70′s rock goddess vibe, citing Marianne Faithfull, Stevie Nicks and Anita Pallenberg as inspiration. This begs the question of whether a modern shopper will get these influences, but “gypsy, boho-chic,” as Hilfiger described it, is timeless, right? A Macy’s rep told WWD, “It’s a little bit of the older customer, and now the younger customer who knows [Steven Tyler] from American Idol.”
Eventually the line will branch out to other products, like handbags, jewelry, and the next logical extension, guitars and amps. Andrew Charles is also teaming up wth NYC club Dominion NY, for monthly music nights. Bringing an Andrew Charles hangtag gets you free admission into the club.
Are you ready to rock out with this collection? I love the looks so far.