(scanned by me)
According to the press release, the collection is based on American style icons, drawing from rock, punk, hip-hop, ingenué style, and hollywood glamour. A short clip posted on Target's site cuts up the collection by "looks". While some of them are straightforward-- a punk-rock moto jacket, a flouncy halter dress reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe--others seem like more of a marketing stretch. Since when did hip-hop style involve army striped trench coats?
The collection, like so many of Target's, basically boils down to a second-hand approximation of the designer's aesthetic. Pinstripes? Check. Bustier dress? Check. Egregiously knocked-off tattoo prints? Double check. However, some of the pieces seem like they would make good fun. Trench coats and breton stripes are perennial classics, after all.
- The aforementioned motorcycle jacket, retail $199.99. The bold red accents make this less versatile than your average black jacket, but why would any JPG aficionado want just an average jacket, eh?