Celebrity mothers who are designers 16 July 2015, 0 Comments
Fashion is an industry that has always attracted the rich and famous, particularly in the world of Hollywood, with many of the leading ladies of music and movies taking the plunge into the business with their own lines of apparel. Although many have come and gone, there are a select group that have not only made a name for themselves in their respective fields, but expanded their considerable empires through their apparel lines.
Kim Kardashian - DASH, Kardashian Kids
Kim Kardashian is a celebrity that has taken a page from the Dimity Bourke playbook by expanding her empire to include not only a line for women but also a line for children as well. Along with her boutiques called DASH that clothe fashion forward women, since the birth of her daughter North West, the entrepreneur has three stores situated in the United Stats (Miami, New York City, Los Angeles) that include options for women as well as kids, tweens, and teenagers. The boutiques, jointly owned alongside her sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, are meant to embody the spirit of today’s modern woman, serving up a confident style option that has made the brand a popular choice for women worldwide.
Nicole Richie - House of Harlow 1960
One of our favourites this boho queen first came to worldwide recognition as the daughter of singing sensation Lionel Richie, but a stint on reality television with her best friend Paris Hilton brought her to even more prominence in her own right. Nicole Richie parlayed her young fame into her own clothing line, House of Harlow 1960, featuring an extensive line of fashionable jewelry, clothing, shoes, and handbags for women. Also known for her SoCal style with Gwen Stefani. Growing up in the realm of Hollywood and stars at her side from a very young age, Richie has shown with her collection that she has an eye for fashion, and her line has become a worldwide hit globally. The line, which debuted in the spring of 2010, is not just a vanity project for the starlet, as she has a hands-on approach to everything featured and serves as the creative director of the collection. Its popularity cannot be underestimated, where it is available in high-end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, and on their own website, HouseofHarlow1960.com
Another designer that has a famous last name, Stella McCartney arguably could have entered any field and garnered a massive following simply based on the fame of her father, Paul McCartney. Considered almost as royal as the actual British monarchy itself, she has been in the public spotlight since she was a toddler. McCartney decided to pursue her passion for fashion, enrolling into the acclaimed Central St. Martins, then honing her talents and gaining insights into the business as creative director of Chloe before launching her eponymous line in October of 2001. The Stella McCartney brand includes an extensive range of products, offering women’s pret-a-porter, lingerie, eyewear, accessories, and childrenswear. The line has been an immediate his and is known the world over, with locations in Soho NYC, West Hollywood, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, and over 70 countries in total. Further proof of her fashion genius involves a partnership with Adidas, with the release of a line of apparel for tennis, swimming, cycling, and winter sports. One of the highlights of her label was being named creative director for the United Kingdom at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. And in a move that is also in touch with the Dimity Bourke line, the Stella McCartney line works on a commitment to sustainability and adhering to environmental respect in each collection. No matter who her famous parents may be, it is clear that Stella McCartney has become a force in her own right.
Madonna – Material Girl
The Queen of Pop has been reigning for more than thirty years, and now she has expanded her empire via a clothing line that celebrates her emergence on to the world stage as a fashionista that made even the simplest of clothes edgy and chic. Material Girl, her fashion line that she heads alongside her daughter, Lourdes, is in short an homage to her classic looks from the 80s. What does that mean for young girls and women that adore and want to emulate the pop queen? Layers and layers and layers with a side dose of grunge thrown in for good measure. Material Girl is a line that is sure to rock you, one thread at a time!
Gwen Stefani - L.A.M.B.
Another one embracing SoCal style, Gwen Stefani, front woman of No Doubt, and solo star in her own right, has always been connected to fashion – even before she launched her own fashion line over ten years ago in 2004. L.A.M.B., aka Love Angel Music Baby is a celebration of music and fashion, two of her first loves. What was initially launched as a side project has grown into a global brand that can now boast a series of partnerships that have made a lasting impact on the fashion industry. As its creative director, Gwen Stefani doesn’t need to use a covergirl, because? She is it!
Heidi Klum – Lavish
She may be known as one of the most famous and richest models of her era, but Heidi Klum is also known for her brood of children, as witnessed by the launch of not just one line of maternity wear bearing her name, but two: Lavish by Heidi Klum and Loved by Heidi Klum for Motherhood Maternity. Within each one, Klum showed the motherhood can be just as beautiful, chic, and fashion forward as any other line and these two collections soon led to yet another line for the supermodel: a partnership with New Balance, aka HKNB, serving up fashionable womenswear for the active woman exclusively via Amazon.com. Let's not forget her new lingerie line Heidi Klum Intimates and Truly Scrumptious Clothing for kids.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Her name is synonymous with style and substance since the turn of the century and Sarah Jessica Parker has gone one step further with the launch of her very own fashion line in Bitten. Since 2007, her partnership with clothing chain Steve & Barry’s has featured amazing apparel and accessories for women looking to get an edge on concrete jungles all for under $20 – a price point that Carrie Bradshaw would definitely fall head over heels for.
With so many celebrity mothers in the design business, it would seem that the market would be totally covered. But with the explosion of fashion worldwide, there are a number of other labels that have sought to offer amazing apparel at competitive prices. Dimity Bourke is an Australian designer and mother to two young girls whose international label has made a splash in the children’s apparel market and is now launching her first solo women's wear collection, steadfast on combining their penchant for creating high quality elegant and wearable clothing using only the best fabrics available on the market. From prints to patterns, bold colours and free flowing shapes, with a boho spirit Dimity has everything in her fashion arsenal to satisfy the tastes of many young girls and women. Come and visit our website, dimitybourke.com, and see what latest designer fashion collections we have for women and children.