Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced the Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation collection is now available at Kohl’s stores nationwide and at Kohls.com. As part of the Kohl’s DesigNation concept featuring premier designer fashions based on international inspiration, the collection draws creative influence from Malandrino’s recent trip to her home city of Paris, France. Launched in fall 2012 with Narciso Rodriguez and following with Derek Lam for spring 2013, Malandrino is the third designer for Kohl’s DesigNation. The new limited edition, limited time collection is Malandrino’s first collaboration with Kohl’s.
The Malandrino collection captures the romance of Paris, drawing from the city’s architecture, landmarks and lights. A perfect blend of romance, elegance and femininity, Catherine Malandrino’s versatile designs allow women to express their personality from day to night. The contemporary collection of Parisian-inspired prints and chic silhouettes features misses’ apparel with retail prices ranging from $36 to $130. For added shopping convenience, an extensive assortment of exclusive styles and colors will be available only on Kohls.com.
“We are thrilled to partner with Catherine Malandrino for this exclusive DesigNation collection. Malandrino has brilliantly captured the charm and sentiment of Paris through her diverse collection of wearable, timeless designs,” said Don Brennan, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer. “We are confident that the Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation collection will resonate with consumers nationwide and will continue to position Kohl’s as a style destination at an affordable price point.”
Born in Grenoble, France, Malandrino started her career as a fashion designer in Paris and later moved to New York City where she became known for weaving together the energy of Manhattan and the romance of Paris. Her design aesthetic includes roughed up romantic looks in neutral palettes, fitted silhouettes, attention-getting patterns, and playful accents like cut-outs and embellishments. Catherine Malandrino has become a face that embodies femininity and strength and is embraced by women of style all around the world.