Target and Altuzarra Announce Fall Collaboration

Limited-edition collection to include apparel, accessories and shoes for the modern, sophisticated woman

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Target today announced it is partnering with Altuzarra – a luxury fashion brand known for merging femininity, sophistication and practicality – on a limited-edition collection of women's ready-to-wear apparel, accessories and shoes. The collection will be available Sept. 14 at most Target stores in the United States and Canada, while an edited assortment of the Target collection will be available globally at NET-A-PORTER.COM.

"As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. It has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel," said Joseph Altuzarra, the brand's designer and creative director. "I've admired the elegance that Target brings to fast fashion. By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere."

The Altuzarra brand is celebrated for embodying a combination of French sophistication and American ease, appealing to refined, independent women. This fall, Altuzarra's aesthetic arrives at Target, empowering women to discover the transformative power of fashion at affordable prices. The collection features a mix of iconic Altuzarra silhouettes with designs created specifically for Target. It includes more than 30 items, ranging in price from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel, and $29.99 to $79.99 for shoes and accessories. 

"Target has worked with some of the most talented designers in the industry and we continue to surprise and delight with collaborations we believe will inspire our guests," said John Butcher, senior vice president of merchandising, Target Canada. "Joseph's passion for making women feel confident in their fashion choices is unrivaled, and this fall, we are excited that Target guests can experience his signature style at unbeatable prices."

"We are thrilled to be a part of this collaboration with Target and Altuzarra," states Alison Loehnis, president, NET-A-PORTER.COM. "The collection is everything we have come to expect from Joseph's aesthetic – chic, sophisticated and modern. We are so excited to offer NET-A-PORTER customers an opportunity to own these fabulous pieces."

Season after season, the Altuzarra brand continues to grow in popularity, with a strong celebrity following including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Dockery and Cate Blanchett, among others. Born in Paris and raised by a Chinese-American mother and French father, Joseph attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and remained in the U.S. to begin his design career in New York City. His multicultural influences and early work with prominent designers led him to establish his namesake line in 2008. From there, Joseph quickly became a fashion force, receiving numerous prestigious awards and nominations. In January 2010, he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and Fashion Group International's Rising Star of the Year Award. He also received the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2011 and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design in 2012. Most recently, he received a nomination for the 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year.

More information about Altuzarra for Target is available on target.ca. Guests can join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #AltuzarraforTarget.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,924 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.com/corporateresponsibility.

About NET-A-PORTER.COM
NET-A-PORTER.COM was launched in June 2000 and has since established itself as the world's premier online luxury fashion destination. Presented in the style of a fashion magazine, NET-A-PORTER.COM features collections from over 350 of the world's most coveted designers, including Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Miu Miu and Stella McCartney. In 2013, NET-A-PORTER added beauty as a new category. With its acclaimed editorial format, express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same-day delivery to Manhattan and London), luxurious packaging and easy returns, NET-A-PORTER.COM offers an unparalleled shopping experience.

SOURCE: Target Canada

For further information: Joanne Elson, Target Public Relations, (289) 261-1379; Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400

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