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The Collab Question

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There's lots of good stuff happening in the comments section of yesterday's post about whether designer collaborations have passed their prime. Says commenter eeeck: "I feel the housewares collabs have been MUCH more successful than the apparel...I think a lot of the apparel designers simply don't know how to work with the constraints of mass market fashion—including lower-priced fabrics and sewing techniques, as well as radically different sizing. By comparison, I've bought and wear regularly many things from Target's own clothing lines, which succeed at a Gap level of quality and a bit of style for a very low price." [Racked Comments]