Nicole Richie Expands Design Empire with New Contemporary Line

Nicole Richie will soon extend her creative eye and designer appeal to masterfully craft a new contemporary collection called ‘Winter Kate.’

This new line will be in addition to her new maternity line with Pea in a Pod and bohemian-chic accessory collection, the House of Harlow. Her brand and designer appeal will now be extended into a 37-piece collection that’ll appear on the racks of the following retail locations come February 2010: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ron Herman, Intermix and Kitson.

“It feels as though I’ve always been working on this collection, but officially I started putting it together in early 2009,” said Richie to WWD.com, 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.”

Expect this apparel line to ‘include mostly tops, vests and bed jackets made from vintage-inspired’ fabrics, such as silk, crepe and chiffon. Richie utilizes her own fashion statement and wardrobe for inspiration in all of her lines. This is what creates such a living legacy and brand for the designer and Hollywood icon!

Both lines, she noted to WWD.com, 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.”

Expect pricing to range from $35 to $110 for the collection, though some of the leather detailed work will fetch up to $598. The focus of this price point is to align with Richie’s philosophy that fashion needs to be accessible to people.

So fashionistas, it looks like our fashion choices have just been expanded with this new line! What are your thoughts, impressions and feelings about this new addition to the Nicole Richie fashion house?

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