May 2008 Fashion Insider
By Georgia Benjou
Designer Watch: Rogan For Target
Since its inception in early 2006, Target's GO International designer series has won a huge following. The limited-edition brand series, shaped by designers like Milla Jovovich and Carmen Hawk, is known for its fashion forward, affordable clothing, and on May 18, GO's next line hits stores. Showcasing environmentally conscious designer Rogan Gregory, a 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award winner as well as the mastermind behind his own avant-guard, street style brand, the new GO line combines sustainable materials with urban styling. Rogan's wrap dresses are made of hemp and his zebra and leopard tees use organic cotton. Rogan has even developed a complementary line of swimwear. But the best part of the new line is the price. Rogan's designs run no more than $45, which means this cool designer has made fashionable, eco-friendly clothing easily accessible. Target, multiple locations, www.target.com/go.
Product Pick: CLK's Pendants
Denver-based jewelry designer Cathy Law began beading and working with silver in high school. Back then her bracelets and necklaces were just a hobby, but over the years she has finely-tuned her craftsmanship. She now has a six-year-old line, CLK Jewelry, available online or in area stores, which offers a wide array of bohemian to contemporary, silver and semi-precious stone jewelry. Of all her diverse works, though, we particularly love her handmade sterling silver pendants ($48–$68). These gems, with their inspirational inscriptions and clean styling, are the perfect trinket for a loved one (think Mother's Day) or even a bridesmaid gift. CLK Jewelry, 303-438-0856, www.clkjewelry.com.
Trend: Spring Blossoms
From New York City to Paris, runway shows for this spring's collection displayed large-scale floral prints. The designs were vibrantly colorful, but at times, they proved overly feminine and bold. For a more subtle look that's still in keeping with the latest style, turn to Jayson Brundson's Asian-influenced prints. Brundson, an Australian designer best known for designs that capture cinematic drama and modern elegance, presents a spring line featuring silk and satin pieces with delicate nature designs. Brundson's dresses, like the cherry blossom silk charmeuse ($650), are simple with a decidedly sophisticated look. Neiman Marcus online, www.neimanmarcus.com.
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