Supporting Katie Holmes with fashion through her divorce is the thing to do!
According to reports, Katie's Holmes & Yang line, that is currently only available at Barneys and Harvey Nichols in London, has been selling like hotcakes since her split from Tom Cruise.
Clerks from the luxury department stores in Beverly Hills, New York, and Dallas said the collection has been getting a lot of recognition since the star's break-up happened and according to industry insiders this is just the beginning!
Award-winning stylist and author of The Color of Style, David Zyla noted the collection's recent success:
"Every editor will be at the Spring 2013 Holmes & Yang showing this September at New York's Fashion Week. Katie's divorce and the masterful manner in which she handled it, is shining a light onto anything that she does at this moment. This is a dream publicity opportunity for the label. The buyers will actually place their orders after the September show for delivery in February, so we will (have a better idea of its success) in the fall season.”
"Provided that the collection is on-trend as well as purchased and merchandised well by the store buyers, I predict a tremendous amount of interest in the collection at the retail level when it hits stores next February. The retail customer will pay the collection special notice, not only due to the styling but as art created by a role model who they respect for handling what would have been such a messy situation with such ease and poise."
We're not sure if using her high-profile divorce as a way to sell clothing is the best way to boost the Dawson Creek star's fashion career, but guess she can't help that shoppers are flocking to her clothing.
Let's hope her spring collection is actually a success, because if no one buys the line after its first showing at fashion week, then maybe it was just a fluke.
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