Kika Vargas’ approach to design is perhaps a bit more eye-catching than La Ligne’s, with colorful hand-drawn prints on the collection’s standout dresses (there’s also a stunning handbag that looks like a winter down jacket). But she also thinks the clothes in her collection are perfect for a big event or a coffee shop run. “I want them to wear it all day long,” she says.
For Vargas, who is primarily based in Colombia, working with Target meant the ability to lean into greater size inclusion. “We don’t necessarily work with the larger sizes often,” she says, “so it was really nice to be able to focus on inclusivity, going from an XX-small to a 4X.”
But are there targets in Colombia? “No,” she replies, laughing. Nonetheless, designing for the powerhouse was a cherished and nostalgic experience. Vargas spent much of his childhood growing up in America. “I grew up at Target,” she says. “I’ve always admired it because it’s a family store – I love going there with my kids, with my mum.”
The most remarkable part of the showcase: seeing the designers unfold on each other’s collections. “Line clothes are so gender neutral and have great oversized pieces,” Hudson says, recommending taking a closer look at their clothes. “I have already received some of the sweaters.” So it’s official: these are collections of creators of creators.