Karen Elson Designs Vintage-Themed Accessories for Nine West

May 9, 2011 • Accessories, Blahnik Tonic, Celebrity Style

Karen Elson

British model and singer Karen Elson has just announced the completion of  a collaboration between her and Nine West. Elson designed a limited edition collection of handbags, shoes and jewelry for the Nine West Vintage America Collection, which is slated to launch this fall.

The accessories line will reportedly hit select Nine West stores in late August and will possess the same glamorously vintage vibe that Elson’s personal style has become known for. “My dream of designing a collection that’s a true reflection of me has now come to life through this collaboration,” Elson said. The triple threat has signed up to be the face of the Nine West Vintage America Collection campaign as well, which is due out in September.


Sketches from the Karen Elson for Nine West collection

Previous brand ambassadors for the Vintage America, launched line in 2009, include Miranda Lee Richards and Joss Stone. For her stint, Elson worked closely with Nine West creative director Fred Allard on pieces inspired by the Thirties Dust Bowl to burlesque dancers; expect the collection to be chock full of  T-strap wedges, velvet laced boots, ladylike handbags and vintage charm jewelry.

“An otherworldly beauty and modern muse like Karen Elson truly embodies the inextricable connection between fashion and music,” Allard said. “I was not only inspired by her music, but also by her powerful personality, attitude, allure and undeniable talent.” The line will be priced from about $149 to $269 for footwear, $69 to $99 for handbags and $32 to $44 for jewelry. Customers can preorder ninewest.com/vintageamerica. And as a philanthropic part of the launch, Nine West will support the Soles4Souls organization.

-Alia Rajput

Article Source: WWD

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