The Jessica Simpson Collection
The Jessica Simpson Collection, which includes shoes, dresses, jeans, swimsuits, accessories, watches and fragrances, has become one of the most successful celebrity fashion ranges of all time. Simpson’s fashion empire, which was launched in 2007, is now on course to break $1 billion in sales.
Last year the line raked in £458 million in retail sales alone and analysts are predicting the singer’s sports and jeans-wear lines will generate between £91 million and £123 million within the next two years.
In June, Jessica Simpson unveiled plans to expand the brand further in collaboration with her sister Ashlee. The pair have teamed up on a tween clothing line, which will feature everything from sportswear and denim jeans to leggings, graphic t-shirts and hoodies.
The range, which focuses on bringing a fresh and playful look to tween fashion, will be available from all major department stores in the US from autumn.
Ice Cream/ Billionaire Boys Club
In 2005 three-time Grammy winner Pharrell Williams and his manager Robert Walker collaborated with Japanese designer Nigo to create and launch two new luxury street-wear brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream. Best known for its printed hoodies, Pharrell’s apparel is high-end and produced in small quantities.
Victoria Beckham Dresses
Victoria Beckham is widely recognised as an international style icon. The Victoria Beckham brand was born in 2008, when the former Spice Girl launched her first fashion collection. Since then, the global brand has expanded rapidly to include more than just dresses, including a denim line, eyewear line and range of handbags. Last year, Victoria Beckham was nominated alongside established labels like Burberry, Mulberry and Pringle for the Designer Brand award at the 2010 British Fashion Awards. Victoria Beckham recently announced a new fashion range, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, which is set to be more girly and less structured than her signature line. The new line will hit stores in Spring 2012.
House of Harlow 1960
The House of Harlow 1960 collection is named after Nicole Richie and Good Charlotte front man Joel Madden's daughter Harlow. House of Harlow 1960 is a reflection of the A-list American socialite’s love of vintage finds and is a perfect mix of gypsy bohemia with a stylish and glamorous twist. It was originally launched in 2008 as a jewellery line but over the years has expanded to include sunglasses and shoes. Nicole Richie scooped the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award at the 2010 Glamour “Women of the Year” Awards for her House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate lines.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Elizabeth & James and The Row
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have taken the fashion world by storm over the years. The twins high-end fashion label, the Row, has become a huge hit with fashionistas around the world. The clothing, which is inspired by London’s Savile Row, is stocked by prestigious retailers like Barneys, Maxfield, Harvey Nichols and Brown’s. In 2007 Mary-Kate and Ashley expanded their fashion empire with Elizabeth and James, a contemporary collection featuring vintage clothing and pieces inspired from their personal wardrobes.
William Rast was conceptualised and founded by Justin Timberlake and his best friend Trace Ayala in 2005. The name of the fashion line, which is known for its premium denim, is a tribute to Timberlake and Ayala’s grandfathers.
Love Angel Music Baby (L.A.M.B)
Former No-Doubt singer Gwen Stefani created L.A.M.B, an acronym for Love Angel Music Baby, out of her love of design and fashion. The collection features everything from clothing and handbags to shoes and fragrance. L.A.M.B, which was created eight years ago, has grown into an established brand over the years with extensive retail sales and partnerships.
Twenty8Twelve was founded by actress Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah Miller in 2007. The collection is a fusion of very different styles and features clothing with a Bohemian feel which still manages to remain sleek, simple and elegant. Twenty8Twelve became an instant hit and the Miller sisters’ designs have been spotted on the red carpet a number of times.
Lucy in Disguise
Last year Lily Allen announced her retirement from the music industry and opened a vintage boutique called Lucy in Disguise in London, with her sister Sarah Owen. The aim of Lucy in Disguise is to make vintage style attainable. The boutique, which is situated in trendy Covent Garden, offers customers the ultimate retail experience with a Blow Dry Bar and Vintage Salon downstairs designed to pamper.
American rap star P Diddy started his clothing Sean Jean in 1998. The line features everything from suits and knitwear to shirts, ties and hats. It was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000 and won in 2004.