One day the fashion industry made a collective decision that two are better than one, and ever since then we've enjoyed collaborations between some of our favorite high-end designers and favorite accessible retail spots. The newest partnership we're eyeing is Narciso Rodriguez x Kohl's (an odd couple, we know) which hits stores November 7th for a limited time. Rodriguez will be the first designer to kick of Kohl's new designer diffusion concept called Design Nation.
The program sends designers to a destination of their choice for an inspiration trip—how can you design a proper kimono if you've never been to Japan, right? Rodriguez chose Istanbul, and while the print and color references aren't hard to spot, they seem to blend right in with his aesthetic. The line is a little bit more fun than what we're used to and all of the outerwear, tops, dresses, and knits are priced between $30 and $150—which really is a Turkish delight.
We're not sure which designer is packing up their bags for the next Design Nation trip, but could we please drop Proenza Schouler's name into the suggestion box?