There are certainly a few celebrity collections we wouldn’t brand uncool–The Row and Victoria Beckham spring to mind–but very few famous people can just waltz in on a highly specialized industry and produce good work.
…Luckily, they all have giant design teams making the actual decisions for them. Hence, every now and again, an uncool celebrity brand gets it right.
Even Carlos by Carlos Santana. More
Today, in things that have been portended for years: It Girl and Style Icon Alexa Chung has formally announced she’s designing her own fashion line. More
Avril Lavigne and her blank, entitled scowl are in Paris promoting her fast fashion line Abbey Dawn and, apparently, launching a makeup collection. What would be included in an Avril Lavigne makeup line? Sharpies and vodka-flavored Lip Smackers? More
The reviews are in and they are not kind: Kanye’s debut womenswear collection sucked. But Kanye himself wants people toÂ be more understanding because he’s trying, telling WWD: “This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow.”
We say to that: no deal, Kanye. More
Nicole Richie’s bohemian footwear/eyewear/jewelry label House of Harlow 1960* (which, distractingly, WWD calls a “lifestyle collection”) has forged its way into handbags. The 14-piece collection features clutches, hobos and crossbody bags and ranges in price from $150 to $625. Do you want to see them? …Yes. More
Charlize Theron, Oscar-winning actress and activist, can now add “designer” to her resume. She recentlyÂ designed a line of tees that are being sold to benefit her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project is committed to … More
I’ll never ever ever understand what it is about being a celebrity that makes one an innately better designer than, say, me! But as long as they’re designing, I like it when they go green! Which is why when I … More
H&M launched their “Fashion against AIDS” campaign yesterday. The project pairs designers with their AIDS Awareness projects. These collections will be in H&M stores world wide on January 31st. The collections will include certified organic cotton t-shirts, hoodies and minidresses … More
With every Jessica (as in Sarah and Simpson), Paris, Olsen twin, and Amanda Bynes (this one truly baffles me!) getting in on the celebrity-turned-fashion-designer bandwagon, why shouldn’t Bindi Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter’s cute as a button daughter? Bindi launched an … More