>> Straight soon after Karl Lagerfeld’s Macy’s line drops at the finish of this month, Giambattista Valli — in his very first foray into cost-effective fashion — is collaborating on a line for the retailer.
The limited-edition Giambattista Valli for Macy’s collection consists of cocktail dresses, skirts, blouses, light jackets, edgy pants, and graphic tees, all of which stick to a mainly red and black palette, with touches of gold, gray, and fuchsia. Alongside bold prints and color, Valli worked with feminine fabrics, lace, tweed, brocade, faux fur, and point d’esprit tulle.
The collection bows Oct. 26 each in 225 Macy’s stores and on the retailer’s web site, and runs $ 50 to $ 150.
Already, Macy’s has designers lined up for next Spring, according to Martine Reardon, EVP of marketing and advertising: “Look for us to be doing new factors in the spring. We’re seeking at other apparel categories. We’re also looking at shoes, handbags and jewelry. Anything is probable for the future.”