Katie Holmes and her design partner (and stylist) Jeanne Yang debuted their new fall collection for Holmes & Yang to editors yesterday in an intimate setting held at the Palace Hotel in New York City. The collection was inspired by working women and mothers, Yang told InStyle.com after the show, an inspiration that lent itself to go-anywhere pieces for day and night and a wearable beauty look created by Bobbi Brown (fittingly, as Holmes is the face of the brand). “The best thing about our collection is that it does not need a lot of explanation,” Yang said. “The clothing speaks for itself.” It does—but it also speaks to Katie’s style, and she’s already eyeing some of the pieces she co-created for fall, like this plaid pencil skirt with an off-the-shoulder top (above left). “It is very flattering and shows off a woman’s elegance,” the actress said of the look. Click through the gallery to see the full collection.
Katie Holmes and her creative partner, Jeanne Yang, put together an urban-chic collection for spring 2013 dotted “with fun hidden details, like a silk lining or little studs,” says Yang, and the pair want you to get the most out of their designs. Their mission, to create timeless day-to-night pieces, translated into slouchy silk blazers, glazed leather coats, sweetly printed dresses, and a floor-sweeping maxi skirt. As the designers describe it, “each piece becomes modern day armor that allows the wearer to feel beautiful and confident.” Mission accomplished. See our favorites in the gallery!
— Violet Gaynor
It was a colorful day at New York Fashion Week! Katie Holmes painted the town red, presenting Holmes & Yang for the first time at Lincoln Center, where she made her fashion mission clear: “We as women spend a lot of money on clothes—they better make us look skinny and hot.” J. Mendel’s Gilles Mendel showed a self-assured collection of brilliant tangerine pieces, while Michael Kors created the gotta-have-it shoe of the spring—in unexpected kelly green! Click through the gallery for the best looks and hottest stars in the tents!
While Katie Holmes the actress, is busy prepping for her latest Broadway production, Katie Holmes the designer is all about you. “We as women spend a lot of money on clothes, they better make us look skinny and hot,” Holmes told InStyle.com at the Holmes & Yang presentation this morning at New York Fashion Week. Her partner Jeanne Yang reinforces the importance of looking amazing—and also looking yourself. “You can be that girl that throws on a tough leather jacket,” she says. “But you can still be really girly.” And a tough leather jacket is actually Holmes’s most-coveted piece from the collection. “The quilted leather jacket [is my favorite]. What I love about it is that it’s masculine and feminine. I would wear it with jeans and a t-shirt, but I’d also put it with a little black cocktail dress, and shorts for the weekend.” And a wide range of ladies consider themselves Holmes & Yang women. “A couple of seasons ago, we had a girl buy our maxi dress for her prom,” Holmes tells us. “Then the same dress was sold to a woman in her sixties who was going on vacation. It was really nice to see that happen.”
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— Violet Gaynor
Season 1 of Revenge came to a close last night, and the final episode gave us a rare glimpse of Ashley’s off-duty style. “I live for the moments when we get to see [Ashley Davenport] outside of the office or away from party planning,” Ashley Madekwe told InStyle.com exclusively. “It gives us a chance to see what she likes to wear in her down time.” Together with costume designer Jill Ohanneson, Madekwe put together this look, Topshop skinny jeans and a magenta silk blouse from Holmes & Yang. “We bought the Haute Hippie Suede jacket as an Ashley Davenport homage to Chanel early on in the season and I was so happy that we finally got to to use it,” she added. Find a similar HH jacket at saksfifthavenue.com. Revenge, how we’ll miss you until next season!
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Katie Holmes joined husband Tom Cruise at the New York premiere of his latest action-packed flick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in theaters now. Holmes also made sure to do some promotion of her own by wearing a navy polka-dot dress from her Holmes & Yang collection. See more stars at last night’s hottest parties in the gallery!
Just days after Katie Holmes debuted her latest fall 2011 collection for her label Holmes & Yang—the line she designs with stylist Jeanne Yang—actress Malin Akerman wore one of her new designs on the red carpet! The actress attended the Los Angeles premiere of Sucker Punch on Thursday wearing a simple long red dress, a look that is part of the new Holmes & Yang collection. While the dress won’t be in stores until fall, the current spring collection for the label just dropped at Barneys.com.