Target Altuzarra

because life is just more fun downtown.

by liza darwin

When it comes to designer collabs, Target's history really does span all over the map. The retail giant has channeled California femininity with Rodarte, effortless cool with Proenza Schouler, and prints from across the pond with its most recent partnership with Peter Pilotto. And now for fall, Target's taking things downtown--like, way below 14th Street--by joining forces with Altuzarra. 

Since establishing his namesake label in 2008, Joseph Altuzarra has won a cult following for his luxe, sophisticated pieces with a decidedly edgy undertone. Think minimalist blouses with sheer paneling, silk draped dresses, and leather--lots of it. There's a reason why everyone from Vanessa Traina (his muse) to Kate Bosworth to Jennifer Lawrence are so obsessed. These are clothes that you can slip on and feel like a cooler, more confident version of yourself. As Altuzarra puts it, "As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. It has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel." Luckily everyone can feel that way this fall, when his Target collection drops nationwide. 

Get ready for 50 items, from apparel to lingerie to accessories, priced between $17.99 to $89.99. So start saving up now and mark your calendar for September 14 when the collection hits stores. Watch this space for a sneak peek at what's to come...but for now, check out our favorite Altuzarra looks here. 

Allison Williams at the Met Gala, 2013

Fall '14

Rihanna at a pre-Grammy brunch, 2014

Emilia Clarke at Altuzarra Fall '13

Lupita Nygong'o at Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards