WWD reports that Nicole Richie is launching a new contemporary line called Winter Kate:

Nicole Richie Winter Kate

In the article she says, “It feels as though I’ve always been working on this collection, but officially I started putting it together in early 2009. I’ve wanted to design a clothing collection for a very long time.” The line includes mostly tops, vests and bed jackets in colorful vintage-inspired silk, crepe and chiffon and will range from $35 wholesale for a camisole to as much as $598 for the leather pieces. Apparently she created the line with the recessionista in mind, saying, “Fashion should be accessible. That was my philosophy when designing House of Harlow 1960 and remains my philosophy for Winter Kate.”
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