Kate Moss’s Autumn/Winter 10 collection for TopShop hits stores tomorrow but sadly it is her last range for the High Street store. After four years and 14 collections, the model is hanging up her dressmaking scissors for the time being and concentrating on modelling again.
“When we started the project we didn’t have an end in mind but I’m really proud of all 14 collections,” Kate said. “I’ve learned a lot about the design and development process; experiences that I’d only ever seen informally through being a model.”
The 36-year-old model’s final collection will once again be based on her own wardrobe which is characterised by rock chick/boho pieces that have resulted in women queuing outside TopShop’s flagship store in Oxford Street to get their hands on one of her outfits. And tomorrow’s collection will probably have a similar effect.
But Kate Moss is not the only celebrity to have shown that as far as fashion design goes, they can cut it in that world too. Many where dubious when Victoria Beckham first entered the world of fashion with style writers deriding her initially efforts with her denim range. However she has proven the critics wrong and even the most fearsome fashionistas now praise her dresses.
X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has also now launched her own range, Project D, with friend Tabitha Somerset Webb. Again the collection has been well received and Dannii has worn some of her own designs on X Factor helping her win the style battle with Cheryl Cole.
Other fashion forward celebs, such as Pearl Lowe, Fearne Cotton and Pixie Lott have made celebrity fashion collections affordable by teaming up with Peacocks, Very and Lipsy to give women the opportunity to adopt their style.
Here we look at the latest A/W10 ranges from all these stars.
Kate Moss for TopShop
This is your last chance to get your hands on a Kate Moss designed outfit for the time being – it may not give you her supermodel looks but will give your her boho style!
1. Iconic flutter sleeve maxi dress, £180
2. Silver sequin maxi, £400
3. Shoulder beaded maxi dress, £180
4. Bell sleeve tent dress, £85
5. Beaded stripe panel dress, £200
These dresses are like gold dust with waiting lists for many of the dresses. Online you can get her dresses through Net-A-Porter or otherwise Selfridges and Harrods stock them – so get on the waiting list now! But you will need to have saved your pennies as these iconic dresses start at around £1,500.
Project D – Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset Webb
This is Dannii’s first foray into designing but it is a confident, sophisticated and wearable collection. Visit her website for stockists which include Harvey Nichols and ASOS.com.
1. Gold Cracker dress £248
2. Tinsel black sequined dress £350
3. Jackpot silk georgette zebra print dress £210
4. Black Star dress with gold beading £350
5. Jingle Blue/grey graded silk chiffon £265
Pixie Lott for Lipsy
Pixie launched her first range with Lipsy in April this year. These are affordable, fun dresses that look particularly good on younger women.
1. Pixie Cornelli Trim Fan Sleeve Dress £55.00
2. Pixie Drape Back Catsuit £65.00
3. Pixie Ruched Bustier Full Skirt Dress £75.00
4. Pixie Embellished One Shoulder Dress £65.00
Fearne Cotton for Very
Fearne is known for her edgy indie style but her latest collection of dresses also show a sophistication with classic lines.
1. Three-quarter Sleeve Ruffle Hem Dress £49.00
2. Backless Silk Maxi Dress £99.00
3. Puff Sleeve Satin Dress £59.00
4. Spotted Chiffon Tunic £39.00
5. Spot Print Exaggerated Shoulder Dress £69.00
Pearl Lowe for Peacocks
Pearl has not just had success with buyers but also many celebrities have been wearing her cut-price designs too including Natalie Imbruglia, Holly Willoughby and Sharlene Spitari.
1. Button Empire Dress £30
2. Animal Print Shift Dress £35
3. Polyester and Lace Dress £35
4. Printed Shirt Dress £30
5. Chiffon Frill Dress £35