Prabal Gurung comes to Target


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A model shows off a Prabal Gurung blouse and skirt, $29.99 each, and pumps, $39.99.

Ian Laughead

Unlike around campus, springtime is blooming at Target. Prabal Gurung, the high-fashion designer behind dresses for first lady Michelle Obama, has created a line for the cheap-chic store due out on Feb. 10.

Gurung was inspired by love and all the shades of a romance from the first kiss to the steady relationship. His clothes cater to the every woman, unlike his high-priced mainline.

Kaleidoscope-printed sleeveless shirts dotted with orchids in tropical tones, $26.99, to complement the colorful skirts in cerulean or yellow-green.

Even with full, peplumed tops bursting with technicolor roses, super simple ankle-strapped sandals in a rainbow of variations seem the freshest and easiest add to any wardrobe. A shoe staple for under $40 if we’ve ever seen one.

Gurung’s color blocked twinsets in blues and corals are an updated take on a classic, and they can be styled up with a belted skirt or down with a pair of dark wash denim.

Other items, however, are fashion with a capital F, including a blazer sprinkled with printed flowers, $49.99. They make a definite statement, but for their prices they’re fun — if over-the-top pieces.

Gurung collaborated with Target in another project, the recent Neiman Marcus holiday line, which was widely criticized for high prices and lackluster style. This attempt, however, is making us crazy already.