Jessica Simpson fell off my radar once 'Newlyweds' wrapped up but she clearly hasn't fallen off yours. Simpson has bucked the trend in a long line of failed celebrity clothing lines and has a fashion empire racking in nearly $1billion.
“She is the girl next door and has great product that surrounds her,” said Vince Camuto, founder and chief executive officer of Camuto Group, the ibrand’s master licensee. “People like her. People look at her as a style icon.” This year alone the singer's empire - which includes watches, outerwear shoes, accessories, fragrances and swimwear - generated $650K.
If you have a really strong sense of style and people want to aspire to being like you, I can understand that. But if you really are doing it just because you think of yourself as a brand and you haven't had the training and you know nothing about clothes, it kind of demeans all the training that designers have had.
This is going to be confusing, but bear with me because it'll all make sense in a minute.
Jennifer Lopez is stopping production of her Sweetface clothing line. Despite being one of the first celebrities to launch a line, she's had more than her fair share of bumps over the past few years. Back in 2001, Lopez launched JLO. Despite showing at fashion week, few in the industry took her seriously, and she closed JLO in the US in 2007 and opted only to sell it abroad.
But that wasn't all. Lopez started the justsweet line but closed that after a few seasons. She launched Sweetface, an urban-streetwear range, in 2003. (Remember Jenny from the Block? Nice timing.) Sweetface somehow morphed into a high-end contemporary range within a few years, and took in $200 million in 2006. That didn't last long, though, and now Sweetface is feeling decidedly sour.
So, I lied. That's still pretty confusing, which is probably part of the reason the Lopez Clothing Empire is in the state it is.
Victoria isn't the only one turning her hand to designing in the Beckham household. He's fronted the campaigns of everything from Motorola to Giorgio Armani so it was only a matter of time before David Beckham launched his own line.
According to WWD, the 33-year-old collaborated with Undefeated sneaker boutique owner James Bond on a fall/winter men’s collection for Adidas Originals by Originals.