Katie Holmes made her debut appearance as a New York Fashion Week designer this week. The label, Holmes & Yang, the fashion line she runs with her old friend and stylist Jeanne Yang, was the first time to be show at a fashion week.
“This felt natural to us. We have taken a lot of time to get to know our customer.” The label was founded three years ago, and in Britain is already sold in Harvey Nichols. Yang added: “We have been doing things in baby steps because we really want to be careful and get to know the business.”
According to Holmes, their customers are “intelligent, strong women of all ages” who appreciate clothes that are “empowering, sexy, and sensual.”
Presented on a group of models who stood or a sat on a scattering of wooden crates wearing Manolo Blahnik heels or Stubbs & Wootton slippers.
This label will obviously receive a lot attention thanks to the divorce drama surrounding its co-designer, but hopefully the collection can attract the right kind of attention. The collection is all made in America, “We make everything but the knits in New York – we have a fantastic factory in LA for the sweaters – and we are proud of that.”
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