Socialite and fashion designer Nicky Hilton has collaborated with Linea Pelle to create a capsule handbag collection for fall 2015. “Nicky Hilton x Linea Pelle” resulted in 11 pieces, including clutches, totes, crossbody bags and a backpack. The looks have all been created in black, bone, and cheetah print, are perfect for any woman, and could be dressed up or down for a quick day to evening transition. The overall line seems to fit Hilton’s own fashion sense, which she describes as being “eclectic, classic, tailored.”
Fashion Gone Rogue had an exclusive interview with Hilton about this collection, and gained insight into the star’s own style. We know she has a great eye for fashion, but hearing the method behind the madness proved to be an interesting topic, and we loved hearing about the star’s own autumn wardrobe agenda.
“I wanted to create bags I was looking for and couldn’t find,” she began when asked about her inspirations for this collection. “For example, I was on an endless hunt for a perfect leather luxury backpack and couldn’t find one, so I created the Roosevelt backpack.”
This is the only backpack in the collection, however, and knowing it’s the designer’s own “perfect backpack” makes it even better. It’s a simple leather bag, perfect for a multitude of women’s fashion styles. This was a clear goal with this line, and Hilton reiterated this point.
“I tried to fit something into the collection for everybody. I wanted all shapes and styles. Small, big, tiny purses, large tote, messenger bags, and backpacks,” she said. And in just 11 looks, the designer did an admirable job of reaching this diversity, since the looks will reach a wide variety of women.
Hilton said her favorite look from the collection was the Waldorf canteen crossbody bag. “Its unusual shape is cool and it can be worn so many different ways: as a shoulder bag, crossbody, clutch, etc.” And she’s definitely right! The bag is so diverse, and has a bit of a rocker vibe, much like the rest of the collection. There’s no surprise Hilton’s style was clear in this line, since according to her, the collaboration went smoothly.
“It was great collaborating with Linea Pelle,” she said. “I knew what I wanted and they gave me total control.” We’re more than happy with the results of this capsule collection, which is available on Linea Pelle’s website, with the prices ranging from $49-$209.
But Fashion Gone Rogue didn’t just talk with Nicky Hilton about the handbag collection; they also delved into the celebrity’s personal fashion sense. They asked what her favorite autumn trends are for the season.
“Everything!” she began. “Fall is my favorite season to dress for. I love wearing sweaters, leather jackets, tights, boots, and scarves.” Don’t we all? Fall is the time of year to bundle up in fabulous, cozy long sleeves, and we know we can expect to see the fashionable celebrity in some great looks very soon.
Hilton left the interview on a vague note, though, leaving us wondering what will be coming next from the star. “I’m working on some exciting design projects which I will announce next year.”
It looks like all we can do now is wait. But at least we can enjoy the fabulous handbags from this collaboration in the meantime!
Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue