Spring fashion 2013: Best new designer collaborations

Your month-by-month shopping guide to spring 2013’s best designer collaborations in fashion and beauty.

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  • Duro Olowu for JCP paisley jacket, $35; gingham shorts, $25; crossbody satchel, $40; and leaf-print heels, $50

  • Duro Olowu for JCP dessert plates, $8 each

  • Duro Olowu for JCP enamel cuffs, $15 each

  • Duro Olowu for JCP wave-print suitcase, $90

  • Keds x Kate Spade New York canvas sneakers, $75–$85 each

  • Earnest Sewn x Peter Som Esra jeans in Mist floral mint green, $285

  • Earnest Sewn x Peter Som A-line skirt in Mist floral mint green, $295

  • Behind the scenes of Rihanna x River Island

  • H&M for Brick Lane Bikes riding hat, $13; organic-cotton shirt, $18; recycled-polyester riding jacket, $99; and organic-cotton chinos, $35

  • DVF Loves Roxy knotted bandeau top, $54; and paneled side-tie bottom, $46

  • DVF Loves Roxy hooded dress, $68

  • DVF Loves Roxy crossover tri bikini top, $48; and binded surfer bottom, $42

  • DVF Loves Roxy bikini bags, $38 each

  • Cambridge Satchel + Chris Benz leather bags, $295 each

  • Derek Lam for DesigNation slant-pocket dress, $70, at Kohl’s

  • Marimekko and Aesop Sauna Duet (includes body scrub, body balm and cotton bag), $80

  • Banana Republic Milly Collection sketch

  • Curtis Kulig x Smashbox Cosmetics Love Me eye shadow palette in Entice Me, $34

  • Curtis Kulig x Smashbox Cosmetics Love Me enhancing lip gloss in Adore Me, $19

  • Curtis Kulig x Smashbox Cosmetics Love Me Paint Pen eyeliner, $24

  • Jonathan Adler for Bare Minerals three-piece foundation kit, $60

  • Kirna Zabête at Nine West rosette T-strap sandals, $79

  • Kirna Zabête at Nine West feather-detailed strappy heels, $99

  • Mary Katrantzou x Current/Elliott ankle skinny jeans, $358, at Saks Fifth Avenue; Fountain jacket, $428, at Bergdorf Goodman; and Keys shirt, $378, at modaoperandi.com

  • Mary Katrantzou x Current/Elliott Snap jacket, $418, at Barneys New York; Keys sleeveless shirt, $288, at Bergdorf Goodman; and Stiletto jeans, $388, at modaoperandi.com

  • Prabal Gurung for Target short-sleeve dress, $40; printed miniaudiere, $35; floral necklace, $40; crystal teardrop pendant necklace, $20; crystal teardrop necklace, $40; and wedge sandals $30

  • Photograph: Dan Olson

    Prabal Gurung for Target pumps, $40 each, at target.com

  • Prabal Gurung for Target pintuck dress, $50; lace miniaudiere, $35; floral earrings, $15; and ankle-strap heels, $40

  • Surface to Air x Aaron Young A-line printed dress, $430

  • Surface to Air x Aaron Young men’s graphic tee, $90

  • Surface to Air x Aaron Young bomber jacket, $455

  • Toms x Shabby Chic canvas slip-ons, $59; and strappy cork-platform wedges, $74

Duro Olowu for JCP paisley jacket, $35; gingham shorts, $25; crossbody satchel, $40; and leaf-print heels, $50


April

Derek Lam for DesigNation
For the second installment of Kohl’s DesigNation program, in which a high-end designer is commissioned to create an affordable women’s clothing collection inspired by an exotic locale, the mass-market chain has tapped American sportswear talent Derek Lam. Drawing from the lush landscape he experienced on a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, Lam created more than 85 pieces of sleek, modern swimwear and clothing ($36–$88) in a nature-influenced palette of indigo, forest green and camel. Highlights include a woodgrain-print collared shirtdress ($70), jewel-toned floral skinny pants ($54) and a boatneck abstract-stripe frock ($70). Kohl’s, locations throughout the city; visit kohls.com. Available April 5.

Marimekko and Aesop
Your bathroom counter is about to get a whole lot chicer, thanks to the groovy packaging Marimekko created for plant-based Australian  beauty brand Aesop. Inspired by Scandinavian bathing rituals, the Helsinki clothing-and-textile company made a wavelike pattern to adorn the pair of recyclable plastic jars and cotton bag in the Sauna Duet ($80), a limited-edition kit containing a detoxifying body scrub and balm. The smell of sage leaf, fir and pine-needle essential oils should transport you to a Finnish conifer forest. Aesop, locations throughout the city; visit aesop.comMarimekko, 200 Fifth Ave between 23rd and 24th Sts (212-843-9121, us.marimekko.com). Available the first week of April.

Kate Young for Target
The celebrity stylist got her start assisting Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, and has since dressed A-listers such as Natalie Portman and styled runway shows for Yigal Azrouel. She brings her fresh, modern perspective to this feminine collection of apparel ($30–$90), jewelry ($15–$30), handbags ($20–$30) and shoes ($40–$45). Although there’s an emphasis on special-occasion dresses, including adorable cap-sleeve frocks with satin belts ($50) and a killer tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit ($80), the accessories truly stand out. Look for Art Deco chunky enamel cuffs ($30), illusion cut-out suede pumps ($40) and leopard-print peep-toe booties ($45). Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com. Available April 14.

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