The theme for the eighth episode of NBC’s “Fashion Star” was “His & Hers,” where design competition contestants were tasked with creating both a men’s and women’s look in the same fabric. Designers Daniel Silverstein and Cassandra Hobbins rose to the occasion, both creating items purchased by Express buyer Erika De Salvatore.
Silverstein made the most of an Express customer staple when he created a strapless Denim Romper. De Salvatore “loved that the romper was made out of denim” because the “Express girl absolutely lives in her jeans, and this was a brand-new way to wear denim!” The sexy one-piece romper retails for $69.90.For the Express guy, Silverstein “put his own spin on a basic” according to De Salvatore, by adding distinct style elements like “paint splatter at the waistline and intricate stitching details at the shoulders.” Available in a deep indigo wash, the jacket retails for $88.
Hobbins also designed for the Express guy with a fresh take on classic men’s pants. Her Plaid Pant features an envelope-pushing, relaxed shape and rolled cuff. “She took liberties with menswear here” explained De Salvatore, “and she knocked it out of the park! This is a new shape for Express menswear!” This modern fit pant meets a classic print for $69.90.
About Express, Inc.
Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women’s and men’s merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The Company currently operates over 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, in Canada and in Puerto Rico. Express merchandise is also available at franchise stores in the Middle East and Latin America. The Company also markets and sells its products through the Company’s e-commerce website, www.express.com<http://www.express.com>.