All sorts of new collections are starting up:
- Tom Ford announced he’s returning to womens wear and will design a new line for women
- Jimmy Choo’s line for menswear is in H&M stores now
- Stella McCartney’s line for kids goes on sale at babyGap and GapKids next month
Now we’ve got the news that Nicole Richie is also expanding on her fashion empire with a contemporary clothing line for women. She’s already had success with the House of Harlow, her 60s inspired line of jewelry, and her Nicole for Pea in the Pod maternity line.
Winter Kate is the name of the new line. It will debut next spring. The line, which takes her daughter Harlow’s two middle names, will also be 60s and 70s inspired. The 37 pieces will have a bohemian feel. The line will have mostly bed jackets, tops and vests as these are the focus points of Richie’s personal wardrobe.
Richie told Women’s Wear Daily, “I probably wear the same two pairs of jeans every day as the background to a fabulous top,” she said. “Bed jackets are a staple of my wardrobe because they are a gorgeous way to give jeans and a white T-shirt a completely different look.”
For Richie, “Fashion should be accessible.” Both the House of Harlow and Winter Kate target the same type of customer. “She is a woman like me: She does not look at labels; she knows how to mix and match. The pieces can be dressed up, made casual, but most importantly, they provide the wearer a means of self-expression and fun.”
You’ll be able to buy Winter Kate separates beginning in February at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ron Herman, Intermix and Kitson.