NBC’s Fashion Star judges John Varvatos, Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie have already established great success in the fashion industry. John Varvatos is an award-winning menswear designer who has worked at both Polo Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. New mom Jessica Simpson’s clothing line is currently projected to be the first celebrity brand ever to reach $1 billion in sales. Last but not least, Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 has been an industry favorite since its debut in 2008. Now it looks like two of these judges have another reason to celebrate besides the renewal of their hit show.
Inspired by the long road to the birth of her daughter Maxwell Drew, Jessica Simpson is adding yet another product category to her ultra-successful brand: maternity. Back in the early stages of her pregnancy, the designer hinted she would be creating a line for expectant mothers. Now her collaboration with Destination Maternity has an official launch season of Fall 2012. With maxi dresses, chunky sweaters and fashionable jackets, the line seems to fall perfectly in line with her maternity look. Jessica Simpson was both praised and criticized for preggers style. Most people loved her dedication to fashionable clothing even with a growing baby belly. Yet others found it ridiculous for a pregnant woman to reportedly spend $4,495 on a jacket. Thankfully her line will be drastically less expensive at $60 for a dress.
Already one of the most stylish celebrity moms, Nicole Richie, is working on creating a capsule collection with a major department store. Macy’s, one of the buying retailers represented on Fashion Star, will launch Nicole Richie for Impulse only at Macy’s this September. Like Jessica Simpson’s maternity line, Nicole Richie’s collection is said to have a 70’s inspiration. Without a doubt, the capsule collection will reflect Richie’s effortlessly fabulous everyday style. Given the popularity of House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate it will be interesting to see what further collaborations will spawn between the star and retailer.
Both fashionable moms can be seen on tonight’s season finale of Fashion Star.Tags: Celebrity Brands, fashion star, House of Harlow 1960, Jessica Simpson, jessica simpson collection, John Varvatos, Macy's, NBC, Nicole Riche, winter kate