This is another opinion of Peter Pilotto for Target from yet another collaboration obsessed individual. I don’t claim to be different. I, along who thousands of other women, have been purchasing from the Target collaboration since they first appeared with Isaac Mizrahi, then Fiorucci then when it became official with Luella. So I’ve been around the block. These collaborations have been a part of my developing years and key in my wardrobe. Whenever I go thrifting I ALWAYS find a relic from a collection and will most likely purchase it. The only difference between Phillip Lim and Peter Pilotto with the rest of the collaborations is my style has evolved and probably will stay like this.
Since my summer in New York I now gravitate toward neutrals and basic with lots and lots of black. A style that was very present in the Phillip Lim collection. Crazy prints just don’t do it for me anymore like they used to; so naturally this collection was something I didn’t really obsesses over. I did however love the red black and white geometric print and all the dresses this entailed. I must however clarify that I have not sworn off prints, I am only more selective of them.
With that said, I stayed up late to purchase the color block blazer which I knew from experience would sell out right away. Thanks to The Key to Chic (whom I follow since about four years back) I found out that some pieces were online if you searched rather than await the link on the Peter Pilotto site. Low and behold I found the treasure and decided to only purchase the blazer and the red floral check print dress.
Being a Target obsessed human being, I naturally still headed to the store the next morning and only tried these four items:
I really liked this dress and the concept of the fit but I wasn’t really keen on belting it every time I wore it. I don’t think this is the best dress for a curvy girl like me so I passed. The fabric was pleasant and the colors were vibrant. Definitely something to consider when on sale.
So I panicked because I read negative reviews about this dress and I had already bought it. Well, I disagree with the negative comments because this is honestly a fantastic dress. It cinched at the waist, tucked under the arms and gave me an hour glass shape. I think this is a good dress for all the girls with curves out there. The checkers at the side definitely make you look slimmer. I took it in a size 6 and it fit like a glove.
With my college student budget, a $35 dollar skirt must be something that I will use well after I graduate. I loved the print of this skirt and thought the bottom panel was flattering (made my butt look cool!) but ultimately decided against it. Would this be a skirt I would want to wear in a year? I decided against it. I thought the button with Peter Pilotto in the back was gorgeous.
I was very convinced I was going to buy this skirt when I saw it from the lookbook. It was black and white and with a fabulous checkered patter in the back. Once I saw it in person though, sadly it was another story. The fabric has a pebble treatment to it which I have never been a fan of and really thought of the longevity of a symmetrical skirt trend. I though the skirt was comfortable but a little too tight up front. If you enjoyed the prints in the collection but they were a bit too strong for your taste, this is definitely a good taste to take.
This collaboration was very similar to the Prabal Gurung line in my opinion. The prints are gorgeous and very loud which when worn after a while can be easily identifiable and hard to continue wearing. Today on campus I saw three girls with the sweatshirts from this collection already. Since I am a fashion student I am surrounded with girls who equally love collaboration lines so we all end up wearing the same things. I think that was the secret to Phillip Lim’s collection (in my opinion, one of the top three collaborations Target has made) : they were all basics with a twist. They were pieces that you can wear at least four seasons later and they still look fresh. But after all, what this is fast fashion and Target continues to rule the scene.