Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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A look by Alvin Valley

Lane Bryant, Sophie Theallet Team for Lingerie Line

Lane Bryant, the nation’s biggest women’s specialty retailer for sizes 14 to 28, is expanding its offering of value-priced, plus-size designer apparel by linking with Sophie Theallet for a lingerie line.“We wanted something a little risqué,” said Linda Heasley, chief executive officer of Lane Bryant, which is a division of the $4.5 billion Ascena Retail Group Inc. The Theallet collection will hit Lane Bryant stores in the fall and be marketed under Lane Bryant’s lingerie brand, Cacique. The designs in the collection will debut with floral patterns, satin chemises and lace-trim garter skirts, among other intimate pieces. Panties are priced at $19.95; bras, $56.50; corsets, $108; garter skirts, $55.50, and sleepwear will range from $39.95 to $109. Lane Bryant sells sizes 14 to 28.

Alvin Valley Adding to Offerings

Alvin Valley, known for his women’s pants, has expanded his collection for fall to include tailored jackets, coats, shirts, blouses and dresses, while still keeping it “all about” and built around his pants.“It really isn’t a full-on collection like I used to do, but just more relatable pieces to the pants,” said Valley. He said he spent the last year perfecting the pants’ fit, and customers wanted to know what to wear with them to complete the look. Jackets will retail from $498 to $988, blouses from $378 to $598 and dresses are $478 to $798. Valley has partnered with Italian mills for the fabrics.

Harper’s Bazaar Partners With Stuart Weitzman on Capsule Collection

Harper’s Bazaar has teamed with Stuart Weitzman on a capsule collection of spring shoes. The four styles, each codesigned by a Harper’s Bazaar editor and Weitzman, will be available exclusively on the publication’s e-commerce venture, shopbazaar.com. The collection marks the first design collaboration for the content-to-commerce store.Styles range from the Flames, an orange pointy-toe pump, to the Rosy, a rose gold sandal co-designed by style director Joanna Hillman. The collection will be available on ShopBazaar beginning today, with prices ranging from $298 to $398.

-Mehar Singh

Source and photo: WWD

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