Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is partnering with designers Albertus Swanepoel and Dana Kellin to introduce two affordable, limited-edition accessories collections beginning this fall.
The Albertus Swanepoel for Target collection includes 14 colorful and stylish hats for women that feature a blend of vintage appeal mixed with unexpected details such as feathers and ribbon. The pieces are each priced at $19.99 and will be available Oct. 30 through Dec. 22, 2011 at all Target stores and Target.com. The collection includes fedoras, cloches and floppies in solid felt, printed felt and faux fur.
Ranging in price from $9.99 to $49.99, the Dana Kellin for Target collection will be available Oct. 30 through Dec. 29, 2011 at all Target stores and Target.com. Dana Kellin for Target reflects the jewelry designer’s delicate aesthetic and features elegant stone combinations in an assortment of necklaces and earrings. The collection embodies the essence of Dana’s refined style of mixing metals with colorful stones in hues of deep blue, teal green, soft pink and rich purple.
“It has been thrilling to work with two designers who have such exquisite talent and passion for their craft,” said Trish Adams, senior vice president of apparel and accessories, Target. “Both designers worked very closely with Target to design collections that our guests will be excited to give or receive this holiday season.”
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,767 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company will open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood
About Albertus Swanepoel
South African born Albertus Swanepoel is viewed as one of the top milliners in the fashion industry. Before beginning his millinery career, Albertus was a fashion designer in South Africa with his own label, Quartus Manna. Upon moving to New York and studying millinery under Janine Galiamard, who worked at Balenciaga in the 1950’s, Albertus began his work in the millinery profession, constructing hats for hat-maker Lola and theatrical Broadway shows. After serving briefly as Style Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, he began collaborating with fashion designers including Carolina Herrera, Alexander Wang and Narciso Rodriguez for their New York Fashion Week shows. His namesake collection of headwear is currently sold at retailers like Barneys, Kirna Zabete and Steven Alan. In 2008 Albertus was a recipient of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and in 2009 he was nominated for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Designer of the Year.
About Dana Kellin
Dana Kellin began her career designing fine jewelry with her sister Elizabeth in 1994, after working as a fashion editor at W Magazine. Known for pioneering the wire-wrapped jewelry trend, Kellin mastered this handcrafted technique and is credited with bringing it to the forefront of the designer jewelry market. Kellin’s collections are reminiscent of turn-of-the-century craftsmanship and her collection has been carried by some of the top retailers in the US.