Today’s Fashion Headlines: Kelly Osbourne’s New Line, Stuart Weitzman for Sale, Lela Rose for Lane Bryant

August 18, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Kelly Osbourne, Stories, HSN

Kelly Osbourne Debuting HSN Fashion Line

Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne is launching a contemporary fashion line. Called Stories…By Kelly Osbourne, it will consist of 13 looks and will debut at HSN on September 25th. A corresponding website is set to launch, allowing fans to share photos and stories about how they styled and where they wore the looks. Priced between $55 and $170, pieces will be available in sizes 0 to 24. “My mission is not to be the number-one fashion designer in the world. I’m not trying to change or come up with anything that people haven’t already done. I’m just trying to make fashion fair and make good quality basics available to all women,” said Osbourne. A month after her HSN launch, Osbourne is taking Stories to Bluefly.com, where it will ship globally. Handbags and shoes are planned for next summer with prices capped at $200.

Stuart Weitzman Goes on Sale

Stuart Weitzman could be seeing some major changes, as Stefan Kaluzny, managing partner at Sycamore Partners, has hired bankers to sell the brand. The final price the company is sold for will depend on whether founding designer and executive chairman Weitzman stays on. He is anticipated to try and find partners to buy back the company, which he has done in the past. Potential investment partners Weitzman is reaching out to are also financial sponsors, and reportedly include several Asian investors.

Lela Rose Partners With Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant has tapped Lela Rose for a limited-edition line, called Lela Rose Exclusively for Lane Bryant. “Lela is so gifted and we love what she does with dresses. We know our customer will love her clothes. She is on a short slate of designers that we would like to work with,” said Linda Heasley, Lane Bryant CEO. Featuring Rose’s signature watercolor prints, the day-to-dinner dresses will be sold in select Lane Bryant stores and online. Two looks will be sold in all 500 stores. “I really love the idea of the democratization of fashion and being able to dress different people and at different price points. This is for certain an area that has been underserved for a while,” Rose said.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD, WSJ 

Image: WWD

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