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Harlem Designer Series: Stephen Burrows for Target

Stephen Burrows for Target Collection

To celebrate the Target East Harlem store opening on July 25, Target is partnering with "the best of Harlem" for their Harlem Designer Series. Isabel and Ruben Toledo, renowned designer Stephen Burrows, as well as chef extraordinaire, Marcus Samuelsson have created limited-time only collections that reflect and honor the spirit of Harlem while giving back to the local community. The collections will be available for purchase in the East Harlem store beginning July 25, followed by select stores and on on August 1. Here's a look at veteran designer Stephen Burrows' collection of colorblocked knits priced from just $19.99 to $34.99 that will spice up your late summer wardrobe. I love the hooded dress and all the bright colors, it's unmistakably Burrows! Click through to see the entire collection...
Stephen Burrows for Target Keyhole Tank Dress, $34.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Short-Sleeve Top, $19.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Tie-Front Top, $19.99 Stephen Burrows for Target Short Pocket Skirt, $24.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Hooded Long Dress, $34.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Off-Shoulder Dress, $34.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Leopard Print Short-Sleeve Dress, $34.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Short-Sleeve Solid Dress, $29.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Leopard Ruffle Top, $19.99 Stephen Burrows for Target Leopard Skirt, $24.99

Stephen Burrows for Target Tie-Front Top, $19.99 Stephen Burrows for Target Multicolor Stripe Skirt, $24.99
Thank you for posting these! Dammit, I got to call one of my friends who lives in Brooklyn. I'm so in love with color block dresses. This should have been a nationwide launch. These are the times that I hate not living in NYC!
#1 budget chic (Homepage) on 2010-07-11 07:29 (Reply)
Some of these pieces are lovely, but knits are very tricky on me so I'm not entirely sold.

The rest - I find tacky. :-(
#2 Belle (Homepage) on 2010-07-11 10:38 (Reply)
While the colors are interesting I find these pieces to be very tacky.
#3 Shannon on 2010-07-11 11:42 (Reply)
Not very impressed with this. I do like the solid teal dress but knits are very clingy.
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#5 Josh Healy (Homepage) on 2010-07-11 12:57 (Reply)
LOVE the stripey skirt and the off the shoulder dress. Too bad I live about 20 hours away from Harlem.
#6 Lexi (Homepage) on 2010-07-11 13:37 (Reply)
You'll be able to shop this collection online and at select Target stores nationwide beginning Aug. 1st, they're just launching at the Target East Harlem store a few days earlier :-)
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-07-11 20:21 (Reply)
I was shopping on yesterday and fell in love with this collection. I immediately ordered four pieces and Googled Stephen Burrows. I'm not surprised that many of you are saying these clothes are tacky, or that they look as if they were styled by a child. The thing is, I wear bright, whimsical clothes every day and am used to this sort of reaction! I can still remember being eight or so and wondering why all the "big" kids (eighth graders) seemed to wear only yucky colors like black and brown. I promised myself that I would never fall into that trap, and two decades later I still haven't! I applaud Burrows's lighthearted yet courageous collection. I can't wait to receive my order. Who knows, if I like the way everything fits, then I may even return to for more!
#6.1.1 The Tote Trove (Homepage) on 2010-10-08 22:51 (Reply)
These are incredibly *tacky*. Honestly if I ever saw someone wearing these I would think they had there 1st-grade child design it.
#7 Nicole on 2010-07-11 18:31 (Reply)
After thinking on this for a bit does this look like adult Punky Brewster clothes or is it just me??
#8 Tracie on 2010-07-11 23:51 (Reply)
I am in loooove with the off-shoulder dress. Maybe it will make me look as if a child styled me. And that's ok...nothing is more stylishly offensive than a lady's ass emblazoned with "Juicy" on it. I kid..kinda..but really, I love the vibrant palate of this collection.
#9 Roxanne on 2010-07-11 23:59 (Reply)
why does everybody say they're so tacky? apart from the side pockets, i think most of the garments are great! color blocking is excellent.
#10 jane (Homepage) on 2010-07-12 02:39 (Reply)
YIKES. BB, you KNOW how i feel about target collabs...this doesn't do it for me, which is shocking! lol
#11 fashion court (Homepage) on 2010-07-12 08:01 (Reply)
Ick, not a fan! Color-blocking is a super tricky design technique to get right (haha, thank you Project Runway!), and these just look sloppy. I think it's a question of getting the right material. Typically, I think woven material is better because it holds its shape better.
#12 Michelle (Homepage) on 2010-07-12 12:27 (Reply)
I love color blocking, but these are a tad too 80's/90's for my taste. They look more like swimsuit cover ups than anything else. But, I do love seeing more designers coming to Target.
#13 Elizabeth on 2010-07-12 23:16 (Reply)
yikes! not feeling this one at all.. some of the pieces remind me of a tacky snow white. and they look like they could have been made by the seven dwarves too :X
#14 christine on 2010-07-13 08:43 (Reply)
oh wow... those are terrible!
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