There’s nothing worse (in the sartorial sphere, at least) then a designer collaboration which is out of your reach. As much as we’ve loved H&M’s recent efforts with Maison Martin Margiela and Isabel Marant, which brought two of our favourite designers into the affordable realm, we were still bitter that we couldn’t get our hands on Phillip Lim for Target last year. For those of us in the UK, our only option was scouring eBay for pieces listed at way above store price – which completely defeated the whole point of the collection in the first place.
So it was big, exciting news for us when Target announced that a selection from their latest designer collection would be available to buy online from the UK, via Net a Porter, when it drops on February 9. And the designer in question is Peter Pilotto, known for his kaleidoscope prints, jewel colours and powerful silhouettes. His shows are among the most revered at Fashion Week and he regularly dresses the most famous women in the world, so we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Luckily for us, Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto (the designers behind the label) haven’t toned down their signature aesthetic at all for the Target collection. There’s plenty of colour, collars and interesting details – I’m especially obsessed with this eye-grabbing jacket and co-ordinated shorts. Definitely worth buying now and holding on to until spring arrives.
There’s even swimwear and accessories – beach totes and rectangle clutches – if you’re after a holiday wardrobe with extra pop. But it’s the smarter pieces that really win me over. This dress mixes three different prints together but somehow avoids looking chintzy or old-fashioned, and I love the subtle cut-outs at the shoulder.
Want more good news? Net a Porter are running a competition to win their edit of the collection plus a £5000 shopping spree. Just follow this link to enter!
I can’t wait to see which pieces Net a Porter will be carrying (unfortunately it won’t be the full line), but hopefully we won’t be left too disappointed by the online selection.
Make sure you’re poised by your laptop on February 9 when these pieces hit the (digital) shop floor – Pilotto has a lot of fans in London and this collection is already hotly anticipated. Expect it to sell it out as quickly as any of H&M’s designer offerings.
Available from February 9 2014 at netaporter.com – prices start from £15/€18.
Get in touch if you buy anything from the collection, we’d love to know what you go for!