Rock ‘n’ roll glam at Macy’s
Not to be outdone by Target and H both notable for their exclusive limited edition, designer offerings at nondesigner prices Macy’s is joining the world of fast fashion.
It has signed a deal with Kinder Aggugini, an Italian born designer from London who has worked with Vivienne Westwood, to come up with a limited edition line that marries glamour with rock ‘n’ roll.
“It’s perfect timing,” says Aggugini. “It’s a moment when fashion is moving in two opposite ways. One side is going super couture. The other side is going more mass market, which is becoming more and more fine.”
He says he’s going for a look that reminds him of the young women he sees on the streets of London. They’re dressed in their mothers’ old gowns, but have added younger, contemporary articles such as leather jackets and blazers and boots from their own closets to create a look that is both dressy and classic yet a little bit unexpected.
“I had to make garments that were pretty and beautiful,” said hollister Aggugini. “I acknowledge that I’m not a famous designer in America. People have to be attracted by the garments.”
Most of the collection is in the $40 $140 range, with dresses priced at $78 and specialty items like a leather jacket about $300. Sizes range from 2 to 14.
The collection is available in the Macy’s Impulse department at Somerset Collection North, Troy; Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi, and Lakeside Mall, Sterling Heights.
Part of the store’s Pure Energy collection, the line is hollister trendy and young without being garish or insulting.
The skinny jeans shown are $29.99. The adorable red shirt is $21.99.
It can add a much needed splash to the sweater you’ve been wearing all winter.
It can also keep your neck warm.
Show Michigan some love
If you’re in the market for a big bold handbag that’s also a shoutout to Michigan, you just may want to check out the bags by local designer Jenna Kator.
Made of nylon or faux leather, each bag is named after a place in Michigan Bloomfield. Cranbrook. Charlevo hollister hollister ng>ix.
“I find the people here in Michigan, we’re so loyal and we love our state,” says Kator, 33, who grew up in Troy and now lives in Livonia.
“Every time I go traveling out of state, people ask me where I’m from, and I say Michigan, and there are so many things people say that are positive about our state.”
Kator’s spring collection will be named after places in Detroit the Foxtown, pictured in arbor mist, is $110.