Jean Paul Gaultier x Target
BFFs, drop everything you are doing and get ready to tickle your French savoir faire – Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest high fashion designer to collaborate with Target for a capsule collection and the full range will be released on March 10 in the Australian stores.
Gaultier is best known for his haute couture pieces, nautical influence and of course those famous Madonna cone-bra. With women’s, men’s, children’s and homewares in the mix inspired by streetwear, popular culture, as well as our Australian lifestyle, this range combines his unique and quirky style and channels his design ethos into statement biker jackets, tattoo designs and stripe tops.
I got hold of the denim jacket and stripe short sleeve T-shirt, ahead of its launch and pulled some typical Street Style Poser blue steel. The individual pieces are designed to be versatile so you can mix and match pieces from the collection or style them with your existing wardrobe and instantly lift your je-ne-sais-quoi chic mojo.
To coincide with the collaboration, there will be a showcase as part of the Target Runway during Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016. The show will take place on Wednesday 9 March and Jean Paul Gaultier will be making an appearance to launch his Designers for Target collection.
Target has previously teamed up with Stella McCartney, Missoni and Dion Lee and judging by the overwhelming reception with the Missoni collaboration (remember when you couldn’t even access the Target website to purchase that bath towel you have been pining and could only afford to with the collaboration), these pieces will no doubt sell out before you could even say voulez-vous couchez avec mois.
With dresses, separates shoes and accessories expect to see a few JPG signatures in the mix including leather biker jackets, tailored pants and blazers and stripes which will be printed on t-shirts and bed linen. The whole range is around 100 products, all accessibly priced. Considering Gaultier’s current empire, including his couture work and rich legacy, we’re telling you now to get there first.