KLS Kimora Lee Simmons Spring 2015 RTW At NYFW: The Shows
Aside from being a mother of four, wife and former model, Kimora Lee Simmons is a fashion mogul. She went from her hometown in Missouri to the runways in Paris. At the young age of 14, she was modeling for Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.
After retiring from the runway, Kimora focused on building a fashion empire. As the founder and creative director of Baby Phat, Kimora turned the brand into a lucrative business before selling it. She also launched another line called Kouture by Kimora.
Last December, Kimora Lee Simmons launched KLS Kimora Lee Simmons, her collection of clean, tailored and taut designer ready-to-wear that reflects a new phase of her life. “It’s different for me. It’s, like, grown up,” says Simmons, referring to her new collection.
She has hired Jacqui Wenzel as president of the brand.
Brand: KLS Kimora Lee Simmons
President: Jacqui Wenzel
Inspiration: Adult-ish, businesswoman, working class, mature woman and sophistication.
Trends: Pinstripes suits, colorblocked dresses, graphix pencil dresses, slouchy trousers with a track-pant strip down each leg, Grecian-draped dresses and gowns, boxy blazers, jumpsuits, halter-neck vest, moto skirts, mini jackets and more.
Palette: Black, white, blue, silver, pink, color-blocked, sequins, and stripes.
Models: A group of diverse models walked the runway at the show.