Nicole Richie Launching New Contemporary Clothing Line

Nicole Richie has designed a new clothing line—dubbed Winter Kate, after her 21-month-old daughter Harlow's two middle names—which will showcase both a children's collection and a contemporary collection for women. The line will debut in the spring of 2010, but Nicole says she feels as though her whole career has been heading in this direction for quite some time. “It feels as though I’ve always been working on this collection, but officially I started putting it together in early 2009,” Richie told Women's Wear Daily. “I’ve wanted to design a clothing collection for a very long time.”

Nicole is known for her bohemian style and her penchant for rocking high and low end items side by side and she says her line is for women who share a similar aesthetic. “She is a woman like me: She does not look at labels; she knows how to mix and match. The pieces can be dressed up, made casual, but most importantly, they provide the wearer a means of self-expression and fun.”

Prices for the 37-piece Winter Kate contemporary collection range from $35 for a camisole to $110 for a long kimono dress, with some of the more luxe leather pieces topping out at around $600. “Fashion should be accessible,” Richie said. “That was my philosophy when designing House of Harlow 1960, and it remains my philosophy for Winter Kate.”