Gone are the celebrity collaborations entailing a name labeling t-shirts – these fashionable ladies dress themselves well, and boast some serious design skills. With some of these lines flying off the shelves, and others nominated for prestigious awards, these are the pinnacle of celebrity fashion lines.
___________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony
This line has been every hipster’s favorite since 2008, especially when it comes to shoes. Those edgy gladiator wedges from 2009? The bow-adorned sky-high platform clogs this season? All Chloe. It’s always sold-out in no time, and it always emulates the cool yet eccentric style of Chloe Sevigny.
Top: at the launch party of the SS 2011 collection
Bottom: images from the pre-spring 2011 collection
___________________________________________________________________________________ 2. The Row; Elizabeth and James by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
They’re at the top of everyone’s lists of style icons – do we blame them? They’ve since entered new territory with not one, but two popular fashion lines. Started in 2007, the Row emphasizes well made classics, built upon the premise of constructing the perfect t-shirt. Preferring quality over quantity and tailored to trendy, it’s no wonder that the line has been a success story in the fashion world – it’s even been nominated for the New Talent CDFA 2011 Award!
Named after the younger Olsen siblings, Elizabeth and James focuses on contemporary fashion, including women’s wear (footwear and jewelry included) and men’s wear. Trendier than their other line, Elizabeth and James is the quirky younger sibling – though stellar in its own right – to the Row.
Top: from the FW 2011 Presentation of The Row
Bottom: Elizabeth and James Spring 2011 lookbook
___________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Twenty8Twelve by the Sienna and Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller, alum of Central St. Martins, and actress sister Sienna Miller teamed up in 2009 to launch Twenty8Twelve. The duo manages an interesting design approach, bouncing ideas off one another. This line is known for producing easy, wearable pieces that verge on trendy, but not excessively so.
From the FW 2011 collection presentation
___________________________________________________________________________________ 4. L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani
This brand is based on Stefani’s personal style, incorporating casual street wear (hello, No Doubt) and the more glamorous side she has adopted since her ska days. She received high accolades for the first collection shown during fashion week, which is no easy feat for new designers, especially when already marked as a celebrity. Known for a wide array of looks that still manage cohesion, L.A.M.B. is for the fun fashion lover who isn’t afraid to try new things.
From the FW 2011 runway show