Joseph Al­tuzarra tells us about his ob­ses­sion-in­spir­ing part­ner­ship with Tar­get.

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It’s hap­pen­ing: The lat­est—dare we say great­est?—de­signer col­lab for Tar­get hits stores (and, for those wary of be­ing tram­pled, on Septem­ber 14. Joseph Al­tuzarra, 2014 CFDA Wom­enswear De­signer of the Year and mas­ter of the high slit, brings his sexy-so­phis­ti­cated style to the mega-re­tailer via a want-it-all as­sort­ment of ap­parel, shoes and ac­ces­sories based on iconic Al­tuzarra sil­hou­ettes (from $17.99, tar­

BON VOY­AGE “I al­ways have the Al­tuzarra woman in mind: She’s so­phis­ti­cated and not afraid to ex­press her­self through fash­ion. But this collection needed its own nar­ra­tive, so it be­came about the Al­tuzarra woman trav­el­ling the world and tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from her ex­pe­ri­ences.” COOL IN­TEN­TIONS “I hope these pieces en­able women to em­brace their beauty and sex­i­ness with con­fi­dence. To me, the collection is as much about how it looks on the out­side as what it does on the in­side.” NEW FRIENDS “I’m ex­cited to get to know a new Al­tuzarra woman—and for women who may not be fa­mil­iar with the brand to ex­pe­ri­ence a slice of it at a frac­tion of the price.” # DESIGNERPROBLEMS “The big­gest chal­lenge of this col­lab­o­ra­tion was in the edit­ing. I could have in­cluded twice as many pieces! It’s the

same is­sue I have with all my col­lec­tions—there are al­ways tons of ideas I want to try.”

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