14 of Our Favorite Target Designer Collaborations

In Target’s campaign to sell a piece of the world’s top designers to everyday people at cheaper prices, the retailer is bringing to you this February the Peter Pilotto label by London-based designing partners, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. They’re bringing a spring womenswear collection, which will undoubtedly display their signature design — bold-print fabric positioned in many shapes and places. It’s but a fitting continuation to the enduring line of their famous Target designer collaborations

Our Favorite Target Designer Collaborations

In 2013, Target went wild with collaborating, teaming up with 24 designers, and then partnering with Neiman Marcus to put  the collections in both stores. We are going to  refer to that  collaboration as Target + NM.

Check out some of our favorite line designs below.

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos for Peter Pilotto, are Target’s next collaborating designers.
Carolina Herrera got right to the point with her stationary in the 2012 Target + NM collections.
Ashley Judd and Solange Knowles
Ashley Judd and Solange Knowles
Animal print slides
Derek Lam’s entrance into Target’s top-designers club came in the joint Target + NM collection.
yoga mat
Doesn’t the pattern on Diane Von Furstenberg’s yoga mat remind you of the prints on her iconic wrap dresses? She also had a jewelry box of the same pattern in the Target +NM collection.
Isaac Mizrahi
Isaac Mizrahi, in a different role as animal advocate for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, had longevity in Target’s collaborative collections. The fashion designer reigned from 2002 through 2008.
Missoni was one of Target’s top-sellers with its collection ranging from tights to a bicycle with. trademark zig-zag pattern.
Jason Wu dress
Jason Wu, who rocketed to fashion fame courtesy of First Lady Michelle Obama, turned to designing for the little ones in his collection. He was solo for Target in 2012 and later joined the Target + NM venture
Judith Leiber
Marc Jacob coin purse
Marc Jacob for Target
Patterned sweatshirt
Proenz for Target
Tory Burch lunchbox and thermos
Tory Burch for Target

Trivia: Target began this collaboration in 1999 with Michael Graves, a famous architect, as the lead-off designer.

Joy Grayson for Target

In the spring of 2008, Target paired up with handbag bag designer Joy Gryson, the former Director of Design for Marc Jacobs Handbag and Accessorises division, for a limited edition handbag collection.

The collection featured 8-10 different styles, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $49.99 for the bags. And these bags that looked VERY similar, but at about 1/25th the price, to ones previous sold by the Marc Jacobs line.

Gryson’s namesake edgy collection combines luxury design and practical details, such as multiple straps and pockets. Gryson has become known for her mix of Italian leather in rich hues (burgundy, chocolate, khaki, black, white) and understated details like woven top handles, brass hardware and signature hanging ID tags.

Target Press Release

The Joy Gryson for Target line was available in store and on Target.com April 6, 2008 through June 21, 2008.