After courting him for five years, and on the heels of their success with Proenza Schouler, Target announced its collaboration with Phillip Lim.
Debuting September 15, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target will be a limited-edition collection of more than 100 items of apparel and accessories, including an assortment of bags, shoes and travel accessories, for women and men. Target describes the collection as having a classic Fall palette of neutral tones with a mix of basic prints in a variety of materials including chiffon, real leather, jersey and French terry. It will range in price from $19.99-$299.99 with most items under $49.99.
The question everyone is asking is where will it be made? Target works with many factories in Bangladesh, but with the recent building collapse at Rana Plaza two weeks ago, which claimed more than 900 lives, along with the eight people that were killed the day before yesterday in a clothing factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh; isn’t it time to ask when will we address the issue of labor in fashion. As the folks over at Racked asked, “Would you pay more for Target’s Phillip Lim collab if it were ethically made?” Let us know!!