American department store Kohl’s has announced fashion designer Derek Lam will be the second designer taking part in the retailer’s DesigNation limited-edition collection. New York Fashion Week designer Lam will launch his debut range for the retailer inspired by Rio de Janeiro in Spring 2013, and the collection will feature apparel and swimwear including dresses, skirts, pants, capris, shorts, tank tops, shirts and outerwear.
The designer collaboration is part of Kohl’s DesigNation concept, which features premier designer fashions based on international inspiration, and will follow on from the first collection which will launch in November designed by Narciso Rodriguez.
Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: “Our customers expect incredible merchandise at an exceptional value and we are confident that the newest DesigNation collection from Derek Lam will exceed our shoppers’ expectations.”
“Rio de Janeiro is a city that bridges the old with the new, where you can’t separate what is natural from what is man-made,” said Lam. “This DesigNation collection with Kohl’s serves as an ally to modern women, embracing the spirit of Rio and providing beautiful, inspired clothing at an affordable price.”
Retail prices for the collection will range from 36 to 98 Dollars, and the line will be available from April through May 2013 in Kohl’s stores and online.