A high-low designer collaboration is nothing new to the style scene, but the unexpected partnership between Derek Lam and Kohl’s has fashion enthusiasts buzzing with excitement. Hot on the heels of Narciso Rodriguez’s Istanbul collection, Derek Lam is the latest designer to participate in Kohl’s DesigNation project, which challenges designers to create a travel-inspired collection for the retailer.
Lam’s inspiration for the spring collection stems from a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, causing the designer to experiment with bold, botanical prints and a rich color palate of bright blues and deep greens. The line features versatile separates, great for mixing and matching as well as streamlined sheaths that make a statement worn alone. The best part, you may ask? The price tag. The pieces will range from $36 to $88, making the line accessible to the most frugal fashionistas.
Although the collection does not debut until April, some of Hollywood’s leading ladies have been spotted sporting the affordable designs. Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively wore a striped tunic top from the line, and the star of Shameless Emmy Rossum donned a sophisticated shift dress.
Mark your calendars for April 5th to get your hands on these celebs’ looks, and similar pieces from the collaborative collection exclusively at Kohl’s.