These celebrities and models have jumped from the spotlight straight to the design room to create their own celebrity fashion brands.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and the Olsen twins get all the industry glory. But a long list of other celebrity-designed fashion brands stands out from the crowded pack. Certainly this list of celebrity fashion brands includes our cover star, Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP line. Plus, from shoes and bags to ready-to-wear and plus-size, we’ve rounded up the standout celebrity-designed fashion collections for your fall wardrobe.
Celebrity Fashion Brand #1
Sarah Jessica Parker, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe line launched in 2014, but it seems she’s been tied to footwear for forever. And her latest line that blends trendy colors in classic silhouettes with of-the-moment pieces is testament to that. Though her namesake line doesn’t come with Manolo price tags, all of the pieces are handmade in Italy. This, a must detail for SJP and her co-investor, George Malkemus, who recently left as longtime CEO of Manolo Blahnik. Meanwhile, the actress’ fashion line now also includes clothes and handbags and she has a whopping seven namesake stores.
Although by now, she may have gotten used to her name being synonymous with her brand, the low-key star never wanted it that way. To clarify, she told InStyle when the line first launched, “I begged everybody [not to call it that], but Nordstrom thought it was the right thing to do,” she said. “It embarrassed me. I actually didn’t like it, but they talked me into it.”
The SJP Collection
While Louboutin has the red sole, Parker’s signature is a grosgrain ribbon. For example, the detail is found on each of her designs. It’s particularly noticeable on her shoes, where it is on the back of each heel, covering the seam. Staying true to the actress’s New York City chic vibe—although she did spend some of her high school career at Hollywood High School—two of the line’s perennial bestsellers are scintillate (aka sparkly holographic metallic) fabric shoes and layered tulle “little black dresses” reminiscent of the tulle skirt Parker wore in the opening credits of “Sex and the City.”
The actress/designer focuses not only on her brand, which includes fragrance, apparel, a book publishing imprint and a new wine label, but also spends time on her production company Pretty Matches, her starring role in “Divorce” (she also executive produces) and her family—husband Matthew Broderick, son James Wilkie, 16 and 10 year old twin daughters Marion and Tabitha.
Celebrity Side Hustle #2
Kate Hudson, Fabletics
Kate Hudson was way ahead of the curve when she launched her celebrity fashion brand Fabletics in 2013. That is to say, not only was she early into the athleisure space , Fabletics is a pioneer in size-inclusivity. The affordably priced brand brings new monthly collections in sizes ranging from XXS to 3X and boasts nearly 30 retail stores. Still, most people purchase the collection via a subscription, which gives shoppers discounts, but it can also be ordered a la carte. Kate is not only in on the designs, she—the mother of three—models for the brand as part of its marketing campaign.
Celebrity Fashion Brand #3
Reese Witherspoon, Draper James
Draper James is Reese Witherspoon’s southern-inspired lifestyle brand. The Big Little Lies actress named the brand after her grandparents who, she says, taught her all about gracious southern living. The direct-to-consumer business launched online in May 2015. The next year followed with an ever-growing roster of brick-and-mortar stores. The affordably priced collection consists of ready-to-wear and home accessories.
Celebrity Side Hustle #4
Emily Ratajkowski, Inamorata
When it comes to looking smoking hot in swimwear (or most things really), it’s hard to beat Emily Ratajkowski. Above all, she has the body and confidence to rock just it, and that shows in her swimwear collection. Bubbling with itty-bitty bikinis and daring one-piece numbers, the line—which now also includes sporty separates and bodysuits—is for women looking to show off their curves without holding anything back.
Celebrity Fashion Brand #5
Ashley Graham, Ashley Graham x Marina Rinaldi
We need more women like top model and body activist Ashley Graham! The curvaceous beauty is constantly preaching self-acceptance for women no matter their size. So it’s fantastic to see that her ongoing collection with Marina Rinaldi continues to be successful. And we are super excited about her latest (and fourth) capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2019. Focused on tight-fitting silhouettes made of leather and comfortable bi-elastic denim, the pieces go up to size 24.
Celebrity Side Hustle #6
Devon Windsor, Devon Windsor
Launched just this summer with 30 different swim styles ranging from full-pieces and bikinis, to cover-up options, a Victoria Secret model who has also walked for Tom Ford, Versace and Chanel, Devon Windsor’s eponymous line is surprisingly unique. Firstly, there are bikini tops with woven spaghetti neck cuffs and classic bandeau tops with removable sleeves and one-piece looks with button down shirt-inspired collars, there are plenty of silhouettes that you’ve likely never seen before. While many designs veer towards the revealing side, there are also some demure full-piece looks.
Celebrity Fashion Brand #7
Gigi Hadid, Reebok x Gigi Hadid
Long before she was an A-list model, Gigi Hadid was indulging in another passion: volleyball. A competitive player, Hadid brings her love of the sport to Reebok with the launch of a co-designed footwear and clothing collection. The pieces’ signatures include bold stripes and color-blocked patterns.
Celebrity Side Hustle #8
Anine, Anine Bing
Danish model Anine Bing’s line has quickly become a celebrity favorite. Kendall Jenner and Jessica Alba are just a few of the women regularly spotted in her designs. The brand is based in Los Angeles, which is reflected in the breezy, easy-to-wear pieces. The line is full of everyday staples done in a mix of solids and bolder prints like leopard or animal print.
Celebrity Fashion Brand #9
Liya Kebede, Lemlem
Model Liya Kebede started her brand, which includes ready-to-wear for women, men and kids, as a way to preserve the centuries-old weaving techniques of her native Ethiopia while simultaneously creating jobs for local artisans. All of the pieces, which have a resort-wear aesthetic, are handcrafted from locally sourced materials in Africa.