Sofia & Nicole Richie on their first-ever trend collab, staying sane throughout COVID and their evolving private types

Sofia & Nicole Richie on their first-ever fashion collab, staying

“I’ve by no means been enthusiastic about denims in the way in which that I’m now,” Nicole Richie exclaims from her LA studio, mid-way by means of our digital (clearly) interview. The boho babe with impeccable type – whose comedic one-liners shot her into the highlight alongside Paris Hilton in The Easy Life – is sat beside her 22-year-old sister, Sofia. They are not solely celebrating the *hopeful* finish of lockdown, however the launch of their first ever joint clothes assortment: Sofia Richie X Home of Harlow 1960.

“I like sporting denims. It’s enjoyable, and it’s to me like a pleasant re-entry. It’s a pleasant, calm re-entry.” And that’s precisely the temper we’re making an attempt to channel this season, is not it? A pleasant, calm re-entry into the true world.

It’s for that cause they’ve completely nailed Home of Harlow 1960’s newest and most enjoyable drop thus far: a 57-piece line which is the proper center floor between the loungewear we’ve been residing in and people pre-lockdown outfits which can be – in Nicole’s phrases – simply that bit “too sexy” for proper now. Impressed by the gradual and free-spirited Californian lifestyle we have *all* been making an attempt to channel of late, the silhouettes are relaxed, the color palette is tonal and it’s so rattling comfortable.

Right here, the Richie sisters chat about their new Home of Harlow 1960 line and the way the Coronavirus pandemic was the pressure they wanted to lastly push them to design collectively.

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Firstly, how has lockdown been for you? What have you ever been as much as, to maintain yourselves sane?

“It has been all of the issues,” Nicole displays. “I imply, it was… it has been over a yr… so it has been scary. I’ve discovered moments of silver linings that I’ve been spending lots of time with household.

“I believe that an concept that did come from lockdown is having the ability to create collectively. I believe that actually simply got here from us spending household time collectively and speaking about issues we needed to do, after which deciding we needed to do that collab. It was like ‘you do that’ and ‘you do that’ and – ‘let’s do this collectively’. I believe for me, having the ability to create in a time of stillness has been one of many good issues that has come out of this for me.”

“I might agree, it has been a rollercoaster of feelings,” Sofia added. “I believe spending time with household has been preserving me fully occupied and having the ability to come collectively and do that was an ideal end result of all of this.”

That is the primary assortment you’ve labored on collectively, so how have you ever discovered it? What had been the totally different points of your personal tastes and types that you simply purchased to the gathering?

“I don’t essentially suppose we’ve too comparable of non-public types, which is why I used to be so excited to do it,” Nicole mentioned. “I believe Sofia has an ideal sense of trend and private type and road type, that’s so cool. And I used to be excited to sort of convey that layer onto Home of Harlow, to essentially convey into it a brand new viewers – and that half was tremendous thrilling.

“I believe like, even when Sofia places an outfit collectively, generally I’ll take a look at her and I’m like: ‘I might by no means even suppose to try this, that’s so good’. Or I’m like: ‘I might by no means suppose to purchase that as a singular merchandise and also you’ve simply put it onto an outfit and possibly I wanna purchase that too’. So I believe for me, it simply gave me a brand new set of eyes and one thing new to be open to… and that’s my favorite half about design simply on the whole.”

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“You realize, individuals suppose that we’ve actually totally different types – which we do – and it truly made the designing course of simpler, I believe,” Sofia added. “We might contact on issues that the opposite couldn’t and it was a phenomenal partnership.

“I really feel like I’m very in contact with the present and the now, and the superb factor with Nicole is she’s so timeless along with her trend and over such an extended time frame she has simply been so persistently easy and stylish, and I believe whenever you convey that into one thing tremendous present, that’s magical.”

I seen there are many looser silhouettes: extensive leg trousers and floaty cami clothes. Do you suppose they had been impressed by our new-found prioritisation for consolation? Over lockdown, we’ve all been residing in tracksuits…

“We began designing this assortment again in – it was proper at first of Covid-19, kinda – so we didn’t essentially know what the world was going to be like and that was most likely one of many greatest challenges.

“You wish to take note of what’s happening on the earth, but in addition know which you can’t predict something – so sure, I do suppose that it performed a job considerably. However we needed to be cautious simply so far as designing particularly for individuals staying dwelling.”

Sofia added: “Yeah, we had no concept the place or when the world was going to return to regular so it wasn’t particularly for COVID instances.”

Let’s contact on the truth that you designed this whole assortment over Zoom. That’s *robust*. What had been the challenges this brought about you to face?

“I imply, I’m used to this entire course of being in individual and having the ability to contact materials day-after-day and do a number of fittings with fashions, and Sofia didn’t get to expertise that half sadly,” Nicole mentioned.

“Yeah, it was actually weird for me,” Sofia added. “She Nicole saved telling me again and again ‘this isn’t the way it normally is’ – as a result of this was my first time doing the entire designing course of and it was difficult. It was over Zoom and we needed to have every part shipped, so I don’t know any totally different. However we received it executed.”

I additionally seen that there’s a lot of pastel tones throughout the gathering which I suppose is kind of totally different to earlier Home of Harlow drops. They’ve been splashed with sample and print. Was that one thing you had in thoughts, that you simply needed it to be tonal and muted?

“Yeah, I imply Home of Harlow is unquestionably a print heavy line total,” Nicole mentioned. “However sure, for positive, I believe that doing it in additional muted tones and doing it very impartial heavy for spring is one thing new.”

And I’ve received to ask… are there any manufacturers you’re enthusiastic about proper now for that transition again into normality?

“I’ve been doing lots of Elder Statesman sweaters and LoveShackFancy cute little sweaters. These have been my two,” Sofia says.

Sofia, it has been your first time designing a clothes assortment. Is it a course of you have loved? What have you ever discovered?

“Completely. I had such a good time,” Sofia smiled. “She Nicole made it straightforward as a result of we’re sisters and it moved actually slowly and I discovered loads from the method and I like it. I stay up for extra.

“I discovered lots of persistence and I didn’t actually perceive each step of the method – from sketching the modifying – and I used to be similar to, I don’t perceive what it’s going to seem like till I’ve it. And it was simply this lengthy course of after which we received it and there was tweaks and edits to it and it was all only a sport of persistence, so I discovered that.”

Do you see yourselves working collectively once more sooner or later?

“Yeah I believe we’ve a very good work circulate,” Nicole mentioned with certainty. “It was actually enjoyable.”

If this drop is something to go by, we’ll be setting our alarms for the subsequent one. Preserve scrolling to buy our high picks from the brand new Sofia Richie X Home of Harlow assortment, accessible now on

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