today millions of fashion-obsessed fans are plotting target takeovers in order to snag pieces from your target+neiman marcus holiday line. unfortunately, i will not be one of them. while i obsessively hit refresh in order to horde missioni cardigans and jason wu dresses, i will not be burning the midnight oil in anticipation your line.
when i imagined what iconic american designers like oscar de la renta and carolina herrera would be contributing, pet bowls and notebooks were absolutely on my list. of course the highly creative mulleavy sisters from rodarte should be designing wrapping paper. naturally, a marchesa dress for children makes much more sense than a dress for grown women. TOTALLY.
there are certainly going to be people who swoon over this collection. while there are some highlights (rag+bone sweaters, tracy reese tops), this collection has done a disservice to those who admire many of your designers, but can't afford to purchase their work.
the purpose of diffusion lines is to make fashion accessible and show that it shouldn't be reserved for a select few. for me, this collaboration simply screams that the members of the cfda couldn't be bothered to translate high fashion into affordable pieces for the average consumer. keep this squandered opportunity in mind the next time you rail against "fast fashion" brands like h&m, zara, and forever21 copying your work.