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The Gap and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund launched their newest collection today at the Gap's Fifth Avenue concept store. The collection features pieces from Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell and Sophie Théallet, designers named by the CFDA in 2009 as the most celebrated in the industry. This year's Gap collaboration collection features a wider spectrum this time, including sustainable fine jewelry, modern menswear, as well as luxe womenswear.
This year's pieces are noticeably in a higher price range than last year's Vena Cava and Alexander Wang khaki collection. Monique Péan's pieces, made out of exotic organic materials such as watersnake skin beads, coconut shell, and naturally shed buffalo horns, range from $38 for a wooden bracelet to necklaces that cost $178 and $248 dollars. New York City-based menswear designer Patrick Ervell brings $188 standard white button-down shirts, $248 pinstriped cotton jeans, and $248 beige unstructured blazers to the pop-up space. Sophie Théallet brings something new to the usual cool, casual Gap with a plethora of habotai silk dresses in the $200 to $300 range. We liked the short jersey cotton tee with blue crinkled chiffon—$148—that goes absolutely perfectly with a blue miniskirt made out of the habotai silk. The sale will be around for a month or until every piece is sold.—Joann Pan
· Gap Design Editions Has Everybody in Khaki [Racked NY]
· GAP x CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Launches Today [The Shophound]
· CFDA [Official Site]