Holiday 2012 Trend & Style Guide Featuring Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez has been named the premier designer for Kohl's new limited-edition collection concept, DesigNation. His collection will be available exclusively at Kohl's and in early November. Rodriguez, a Council of Fashion Designers of America award-winner, stays true to his design aesthetic when creating his collection for DesigNation. Featuring fashions inspired by Rodriguez's trip to Istanbul, Turkey earlier this year, the collection showcases women's apparel in feminine silhouettes while introducing the use of color and prints inspired by his travels. Rodriguez's collection for Kohl's includes outerwear, dresses, skirts, pants and blouses with prices ranging from $30 to $150. 

The essential tips to capture the season's latest looks in fashion:

Occasion Dressing

Celebrate the holiday in style, with looks from Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation. From embellished separates to chic contemporary dresses, the collection represents a look that's feminine and fashion forward this holiday season.
  • Holiday Dresses:
    A sleek fitted dress is a must-have for any winter wardrobe. Try the Open Neck Dress ($64), Slim Two-Tone Dress ($64) or Cowl Neck Dress ($70) for day to day. For a festive and sophisticated twist, the Sequin Wrap Dress ($84) or Party Dress ($120) will spotlight your style.
  • Transitional Separates:
    For a modern look, try the Trouser Pant ($54) in crimson or peacock blue. The Jacquard Skirt ($68), Embellished Cable Pullover ($84) and Textured Jacket ($96) will add a festive sparkle. For a classic look that will transition from day to night, the Tailored Blazer ($84) or Shrunken Jacket ($60) will compliment any cocktail dress.


Master colorblocking, one of the season's hottest trends, with styles from Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation. Opt for a colorblock dress or mix-and-match separates to create your own look.
  • From day...
    Refresh you work wardrobe with a Stripe Colorblock Tank ($50) or Vertical Top ($54). Pair with a Colorblock Woven Skirt ($48) or Blocked Pencil Skirt ($48) for a polished daytime look. For a fresh twist, mix-and-match prints and color with the Day Dress ($70) or the Y Neck Printed Dress (TBD).
  • To night...
    For an understated yet stylish look wear the Two Tone Dress ($70) and Panel Blocked Dress ($60). For a playful style, try the Tuxedo Legging ($44) paired with the Vintage Paperie Tee ($36) or for a look of pure elegance wear the V-Neck Dress ($74).

Chic Outerwear

From brightly colored wool coats to textured tweed jackets, keep warm and stylish this season with chic outerwear from Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation.
  • Vibrant Hues and Classic Colors:
    Update your coat closet with the Cocoon Coat ($130) in the season's most coveted jewel tones of cobalt blue or peony, and the Bonded Trench ($120) in berry. For a twist on the traditional peacoat, the Textured Tweed Jacket ($150) and Cocoon Coat in black create a look that's comfortable yet modish and sophisticated.

Pretty in Prints

Inspired by his trip to Istanbul, Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation introduces bold colors and prints that brighten any winter wardrobe. Whether a bit more daring or quintessentially traditional, incorporating prints can be simple yet sophisticated.
  • Mix-and-Match:
    Step out of your comfort zone by mixing prints like the Sleeveless Woven Tee ($54) in orange with the Pajama Pant ($48) in shawl and black, or balance a Striped Boxy Woven Top ($54) with a sleek pencil skirt.
  • Timeless Favorites:
    Never one to go out of style, the colorway Printed Wrap Dress ($84) or colorway Long-Sleeved Asymmetrical Top ($48) will instantly add a pop of print to your wardrobe. An update to a classic turtleneck can be found in the geometric print of the Turkish Stitch Pullover ($64) while a classic short-sleeve shirt is instantly updated with an all-over print like the Brocade Floral Tee ($30).