By now you've heard the news: Cindy Greene and Johnson Hartig of the clothing line Libertine will be the seventh designer team to create a limited-edition collection for GO, Target's cheap-n-chic fashion line. The arty-punk pieces hit stores at the start of July.
Judging by what we've seen so far, Libertine simply lacks talent when it comes to designing clothes. They should stick to reconstructing vintage pieces and silk-screening their little skulls and such onto them. We read somewhere that they invented this trend, but find that incredibly hard to believe since according to NYMag.com, they just started serendipitously in 2001 (hmmm...we're guessing they had mad connections).
Anyways, we're not opposed to the punk-prep aesthetic we're seeing with their GO line (love the skulls 'n' whales actually, hehe), we just think their strength lies in juxtaposing old and new, and since neither Greene nor Hartig studied fashion design, we wish Target would have picked a different rising star to profile.
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Tuesday, June 5. 2007
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