• Mon, May 9 2011

Collaborations: Supermodel Karen Elson Is Teaming Up With Nine West

The great Karen Elson–flame-haired ’90s supe with staying power–is teaming up with Nine West on a collection of shoes, handbags and accessories to launch in late August as part of the company’s Vintage America collection. This is Elson’s first major collaboration and we’re surprised it took her so long, as she’s known for her distinct, off-beat style. As for Vintage America, it debuted in 2009 as an arm of Nine West “inspired by an authentic, all-American aesthetic, and since the launch, the company has worked with brand ambassadors Miranda Lee Richards and Joss Stone.”

According to WWD:

Elson’s designs are priced at retail from about $149 to $269 for footwear, $69 to $99 for handbags and $32 to $44 for jewelry. Customers can start preordering pieces in July on ninewest.com/vintageamerica. As part of the launch, Nine West will support the Soles4Souls organization.

Here’s a sketch:

(WWD)

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