Here’s to hoping more designers jump on the band wagon of making style attainable to all.
With the Roberto Cavalli collection launching at H&M stores today, I started daydreaming about which designers I wish would collaborate with mass retailers.
First on my list is Nicolas Ghesquière. I would love to have his fresh, complex pieces available at a price that isn’t more than a year’s salary. I’m thinking that his vintage-inspired looks from his recent resort collection would resonate with everyday fashion consumers.
And wouldn’t it be great if Tory Burch teamed up with Payless like Abaete’s Laura Poretzky? She could do the everywoman’s version of the Reva ballet flat or a low-priced version of the Uma boot.
For formalwear, I’d be tickled if the Marchesa girls formed a partnership with a retailer to produce an off-shoot line of their red-carpet ready cocktail dresses. Women would line up down the block for a chance to own an affordable frock by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
And if Vera Wang did it, so should America’s other favorite female designers. Who wouldn’t love to be dressed by Carolina Herrera or wear an iconic Donna Karen black suit?
I think I’m on to something here, so keep your fingers crossed.
— Andra NaylorSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
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