Winter Kate - A Contemporary line from Nicole Richie

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  1. lucy92

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    excerpt + pic from wwd

    The label, Winter Kate, which will debut in spring, expands a fashion business that already includes the accessories line House of Harlow 1960 and a maternity collection, Nicole for A Pea in the Pod.

    The 37-piece Winter Kate line, which takes her daughter Harlow’s two middle names, will hit stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ron Herman, Intermix and Kitson, beginning in February.

    “It feels as though I’ve always been working on this collection, but officially I started putting it together in early 2009,” said Richie, who is lying low at home after the birth last month of her son, Sparrow. “I’ve wanted to design a clothing collection for a very long time.”

    Richie, who has become known for her eclectic bohemian style with a Sixties and Seventies flair, said she has torn fashion pages out of magazines for years and also draws inspiration from her favorite animals, including peacocks and other birds.

    The line includes mostly tops, vests and bed jackets in colorful vintage-inspired silk, crepe and chiffon because these tops are a mainstay of Richie’s own wardrobe.

    “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.”

    Also key for spring dressing are “definitely a beautiful, fun slip dress in a great print and also a leather jacket to turn the romantic day dress into an edgy night-out outfit,” Richie said.

    Her collection includes long slip dresses, asymmetrical short dresses, tunics and a kimono-sleeved, maxidress, which are meant to be layered with vests in cotton macramé, suede or silk, or a shrunken leather jacket.

    “I purposely made the slip dresses in both solids and prints,” Richie said. “Wear the prints by themselves or with a great vest or jacket and wear the solids as basics to an outfit with many layers.”

    Priced from $35 wholesale for a camisole to $110 for a long kimono dress, and as much as $598 for the leather pieces, the line is positioned similarly to her accessory collection, which now includes shoes for spring.

    “Fashion should be accessible,” Richie said. “That was my philosophy when designing House of Harlow 1960 and it remains my philosophy for Winter Kate.”

    Both lines, she noted, are aimed at the same 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.”
     

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  2. bohemian babe

    bohemian babe New Member

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    that pic look nice...
     
  3. lmelanie

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    I'm interested to see what this will turn out to be.
     
  4. iLoveCouture

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    Same here. I love her style and am very excited to see what she will come up with. The pic above looks like something she would definitely wear as well.
     
  5. brianna

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    Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate Fashion Collection and House of Harlow 1960 Accessory Collection to Debut in Spring 2010
    Los Angeles, California-November 4, 2009
    After her successful launch of the House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line, Nicole Richie[​IMG] is expanding on her design prowess and chic retro jewelry creations to branch into a full line of apparel and accessories with a similar vintage yet classic aesthetic. The new line, created in partnership with brand owner and manufacturer Majestic Mills, is comprised of approximately 40 pieces: dresses – long and short, blouses, tunics, vests, bed jackets, kimono tops and more structured jackets, in vintage silk crepe and vintage silk chiffon, some with fringe and handcrafted embroidery or cotton macramé details. The collection is inspired by timeless prints and shapes; beautiful paisley and florals that have been vintage washed and some have been over-dyed for that classic feel.
    Winter Kate – the middle names of Nicole’s daughter Harlow-features pieces that range from edgy: the little sexy leather jacket – to romantic: slip dresses and camisoles. The Spring 2010 collection reflects her love of ethereal flowing clothes: easy to wear, simple, yet romantic and feminine at the same time. They also reflect Nicole’s love of vintage and classic- with a modern ease that allows pieces like the bed jackets and kimonos or shells to be worn with jeans or cocktail dresses. They allow a woman to feel feminine, yet function freely. The dresses and blouses work perfectly for layering or worn alone for late spring warm weather.
    The collection will be available globally beginning February 2010.


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  8. loladonna

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    It looks like a maternity line or something you would get at Chico's.
     
  9. Meg

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    I think when you see the pieces by themselves they are kind of uninteresting, but I think the shots with Vanessa Traina for the lookbook are great (though the quality of the pics seems somewhat grainy). It's better than I expected and I think the styling is particularly strong. I'm curious what the price point for some of these items will be like - I'm guessing along the lines of Elizabeth and James?
     
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    I like it!! Very in Nicole's way :D
     
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    i wonder what the price points will be like...
     
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    I bought the kimono dress in the grey/multicolour floral pattern at Holt Renfrew this weekend and I absolutely love it. I am not a diehard Nicole Richie fan, and I am not usually wild about celebrity fashion ventures, but this dress is so beautiful that I couldn't pass it by. I am 5'10" and it is the perfect length; I usually wear an 8-10 dress and the medium size fit wonderfully. The print is perdominantly grey floral, and the bust, ties, and details on the sleeves are done in a really lovely multicoloured floral that is vibrant and yet still subtle. The slik chiffon is delicate and charmingly rumpled. The price was $325, that's Canadian dollars, and I think that the price is appropriate for the beauty of the garment. I can see myself wearing it on many a hazy Summer evening and into Autumn, paired with a flat leather sandal and some heavy gold bangles.

    Edit: I forgot to mention that there was another version of the dress; the cut and materials were exactly the same, the pattern still floral but markedly different and decidedly smaller in stature, and the colours are more a combination of yellow, orange, black, brown, and grey. It was lovely as well, but my preference was for the grey/multicolour with the larger floral print.
     
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  13. PonyShow

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    i love everything she designs, wouldn't buy it, but i like it.
     
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    Love the jackets in this collection, and the camisoles. Surprisingly some great pieces, others try too hard to be bohemian.
     
  15. loladonna

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    All the caftans and mumuus make it look like maternity wear or something old ladies wear.
     
  16. jun3machina

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    those pics above do nothing for the line. i just bought several pieces. I dont like the prices, i think they're very overpriced, but the pieces are like some of the best vintage stuff i have in my closet. she nailed the cuts and fabrics and prints. they'e simple, but look great and are extremely comfortable to wear....i hope this line continues and im kicking myself for putting a leather jacket back
     
  17. jun3machina

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    the pictures do nothing for the line which is really nice piece by piece. i do find it overpriced, but she has something very unique going on here
     
  18. papa_levante

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    These looks available on NM weren't posted on the previous page.

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    A lot of them are really lovely and definitely worth a splurge.
     
  19. jun3machina

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    thanks for the pics!
     
  20. frankievw

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    It reminds me of a Free People for older people
     

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