The week's top stories in fashion news.
⋅ Always looking for that special brand nobody else has? Carson Street Clothiers, the latest SoHo outpost of all things #menswear, is now the exclusive U.S. retailer of luxury Spanish shoe brand, Yanko. Think: buttery-soft leather, hand-made brogues. (Carson Street Clothiers)
⋅ Target is doing another designer collaboration! Groundbreaking. But this one certainly has our interest piqued. The lucky duck this time around is none other than Phillip Lim, who will create about 200 items (!!) for both men and women. Prepare yourself for a fierce bout of dueling shopping carts on opening day. (Target)
⋅ Denim Therapy. Write it down because it's now your go-to guide for anything and everything related to jeans. Repair services, reviews, industry intel, and handy instruction videos—the new one this week addresses those nasty crotch holes and how to avoid them (hint: just stop washing your jeans). (Crosby Press)
⋅ Fashion legend and generally awesome guy Ottavio Missoni passed away this week. Ottavio not only founded the house of Missoni, which is now one of the largest lifestyle brands in the world, but—get this—he was also an Olympic athlete and WWII veteran. So, what have you accomplished lately? (WWD)
⋅ The annual Frieze Art Fair kicks off today, so head over to Randall's Island in your finest attire (there's almost always more fashion kids there than actual artists) and count how many times you overhear some iteration of the phrase "What's the asking price?" (Frieze New York)
—Todd Plummer. Follow him at @toddkingston.
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