• New York Fashion Week is right around the corner, with designers and editors alike scrambling to be properly prepared. In the midst of the madness, a peek behind-the-scenes is welcomed with open arms. Tracy Reese dished on her upcoming Fall 2013 collection, citing New York’s “harshness and beauty” as points of inspiration.
Expect to see a combination of sexy silhouettes and rich textures in her soon to be revealed wares. In the meantime, enjoy this sketch; just a taste of what’s to come!
• Kate Hudson is will not only be returning as the face of Ann Taylor, but will also be designing a capsule collection; poised for a summer release. The actress worked with the label’s creative director, Lisa Axelson, to create looks ” inspired by her red-carpet style, reinterpreted for everyday occasions.” WWD reports. “Working with Ann Taylor has been a great creative experience, and there is a really wonderful connection,” Hudson said about the collaboration. “Ann Taylor is great at creating iconic wardrobe staples and updating them season after season. I love that Lisa Axelson is designing clothes for real women.” While I’m not too fond of her street style, I do love her red carpet looks. I’ll keep my eye out for this! (WWD)
• Justin Timberlake has returned to music in grand style, serving up grown man swag in the official lyric video for his latest hit Suit & Tie. The video, which premiered earlier this morning, shows Justin getting dressed to the nines in Tom Ford . Shhh! Just watch. (Vevo)
• Kimora Lee Simmons will have you know that she, in fact, is responsible for the success of celebrity clothing lines. In an interview with The Grio she says, “Before us there wasn’t any Beyoncé, there wasn’t Sean John or Justin Timberlake, there wasn’t Jessica Simpson. There wasn’t any of that. We really laid the blueprint for that.One thing I love about myself is this business is that I don’t have to rely on the sales of an album, or my movie being a hit for my clothing to be a hit.” So now you know exactly who to thank for the oversaturated market! (Miss Jia)