Today’s Fashion Headlines. March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

ALDO Rise makes a new collection, Target stops making sandblasted jeans and DKNY and BaubleBar join forces

ALDO Rise Strikes Again

Last year, ALDO Rise supported many of designers at New York Fashion Week last year and they are continuing their support with this year’s Spring/Summer collection. Preen, J.W. Anderson, and Libertine will be some of the featured players this season for bold stripes, digitized prints and high contrast color blocking on shoes. Pricing starts at $150 so you won’t break the break trying to afford these runway pieces. Shoes hit Aldo stores and worldwide on March 8.

Target Ends Sandblasted Jeans

Target has finally decided to end their line of sandblasted jeans. The dangerous method of sandblasting jeans is known to cause a fatal lung condition in the craftsmen doing the blasting. The company is looking into methods of achieving that worn-denim look by hand, with less life-threatening tools. H&M, Versace, and Levi’s have also previously discontinued their sandblasting techniques.

DKNY Joins BaubleBar

DKNY partnered with accessories e-tailer BaubleBar on its second designer collaboration Fusion series (the first was Erickson Beamon in October of last year), launching Thursday on, and at DKNY stores nationally this spring.

DKNY + BaubleBar’s nine-pieces were co-created by DKNY’s design team and the Web site’s fashion director Shoshanna Fischhoff and are based on the brand’s current Jackson Pollock-inspired spring collection. This theme is reflected throughout, in the form of rings, earrings, bracelets, cuffs and necklaces that are comprised of resin poppy flowers, enamel stripe detailing and mixed silver and rose gold chains. Pieces range from $40 for a chain link stackable ring to $175 for a fuchsia poppy bib to $320 for a mixed chain statement necklace with enamel striping.

“As we’re expanding with our collaborations, we’re trying to think outside the box and work less with jewelry designers and work more with brands and designers and other lifestyle verticals. Ready-to-wear felt like the most natural transition into that,” said BaubleBar co-founder Daniella Yacobovsky.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: Ecouterre; WWD, Aldo Shoes
Photo: WWD

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