Preview Macy's First Designer Collaboration

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Macy’s is getting into the designer collaboration game. Just like you see designer capsule collections pop up at H&M and Target, now Macy’s is launching its own designer lines, kicking off its first February 15th with Kinder Aggugini (inset), an Italian designer who has worked with John Galliano, Donatella Versace and Vivienne Westwood. (FYI: Karl Lagerfeld is also planning a collection for Macy’s later this year!). “When I design, I hear music, very much like a soundtrack in a movie,” Aggugini told us this week at a preview for his Macy’s collection, which ranges from $38 to $298 (dress shown is $78). “I design in my head—I have a full visual imagination of the garment I’m about to make. And this collection is pure rock and roll. That means floral dresses, backless rompers and plenty of Aggugini’s signature polka dots. Click through the gallery for a preview of the collection.

Project Runway Alum Irina Shabayeva’s New Line for Macy’s

[tiImage width=”300″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/012111-inc-lead-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy INC” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=”Irina Shabayeva”]Irina Shabayeva, winner of Project Runway‘s sixth season, teamed up with Macy’s to create her first capsule collection for the retailer’s INC International Concepts label, launching next month. “It’s just a little taste of what I do across the board,” Shabayeva (inset) told us of her dance-inspired INC line, which includes color-blocked patterns on skirts, blouses, dresses and shoes in silk, chiffon and jersey material. “The detail and the embellishments that are becoming my signature, I’m bringing to INC. It gives so many women the opportunity to own a piece of what I do.” The footwear is our top pick—strappy sandals fit for spring. “The shoes followed the same dance-inspired theme,” she said. “They are made in jersey, and they lace-up, which is a hint of ballet.” The line, priced $59 to $169, hits Macy’s stores February 19th. See Shabayeva’s entire collection for INC in the gallery.