Every celebrity collection is very obviously inspired by established designers, and Kim Kardashian isn't shy about it. The lady herself says that her new fashion collection for Lipsy has some very nods towards Valentino, Alaïa, and Isabel Marant. "Valentino and Isabel Marant aren't really our style, but their influence is reflected in the collection," she told Vogue.
"That idea of casual comfort that people love inspired the fabrics — there's a lot of stretch. You know an Alaïa dress will hold and suck you in? I wanted to make pieces like that, pieces to make you feel really good about yourself." We're not entirely convinced that these dresses scream "casual comfort" to us, but then again, we're not a Kardashian.
Still, the king of cling's influence is certainly visible in the Terry Richardson-shot campaign, with features Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé. And while recent Instagram action suggests that she's very comfortable in her own skin, in the interview Kim admits that the criticism she experienced when she was pregnant did get to her.
“For me, having people criticize what I wore and looked like when I was pregnant – that was hard,” she said. “It made me feel insecure, so I have tried to avoid the limelight more. Once you start focusing on the other stuff, the fragrances and our fashion line, you stop worrying about the rest.”
On the upside, now that North has arrived, she's pretty happy about her daughter's designer duds. “I was just blown away by the generosity of the designers for sending me those pieces, Kim said. “Not all of the brands even make clothes for babies. This is the fun part right? Dressing her up and making her look nice. She’s much more stylish than I was when I was little, absolutely.”
The Lipsy collection launches October 24 in stores and online.