Collaborations are all the range at the moment. Last week Jason Wu announced that he is collaborating with Melissa Shoes on a range of shoes and now Emily Current and Merritt Elliott, the pair behind Current/Elliott, have revealed that they are working on a collection with Kate Spade.
The duo are preparing to release a six piece capsule collection this August with prices ranging from $245 to $1,295. "This collaboration really was about our girl stepping out of her normal comfort zone and hitting the road," Deborah Lloyd, president and creative director of Kate Spade, explained.
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Good news for fashion-retail jobs: WWD reports that some companies are back to hiring. Liz Claiborne, for example, is recruiting for both Juicy Couture and Kate Spade, and the retail sector has taken the top spot for a National Association of College and Employers survey for post-bachelor's-degree job opportunities. Some of the biggest recruiters on college campuses? Macy's, Target and JCPenney.
That said, fashion students won't necessarily coast into those jobs. Students like psychology grads and MBAs also might be prime targets for recruiters. Macy's recruits on 40 college campuses and seeks out all majors, from fashion retailing to business to psych.
“We look for leadership potential, smart students that are interested in retail, that have good critical-thinking skills, are involved in campus, have juggled their multiple priorities and have an ability to be flexible,” says Anne Voller, vice president for executive recruitment and college relations for Macy's. Voller explained that Macy's doesn't recruit MBAs, but Bloomingdales seeks out a few. Take notes, retail hopefuls...