Lindsay Lohan's other fashion gig
You have to admire Lindsay Lohan for continuing to pursue fashion after taking such a beating from the press (me included) during her brief stint as artistic advisor of French luxury brand Ungaro. That takes courage and dedication.
For fall, she's expanding her leggings-only fashion line 6126 into a full collection of looks to take a woman from day to night. Well not quite...more like from night to morning, but God knows there's a market for that.
Lohan, the brand's creative director, wasn't in her showroom to tell me about the collection. But she does appear in the fall look-book, posing in thigh-high boots in one shot, and an outfit that could be described as a sequin jumper in another.
Her PR rep reports that "despite what everyone says," Lohan is very involved in the design process, choosing fabrics and inspecting samples at her downtown L.A. studio, even having all the leather jackets redone at the last minute because the sleeves didn't fit snugly enough.
The bread and butter of the collection is still leggings. ("Lindsay really started the legging trend," her sales rep says.) They come in every stripe -- with leather or lace insets, studded details, a dusting of black sequins and more. The coolest pair appeared to have tiny rips all over, but not in a raunchy way.
Mini dresses, the kind you'd wear out clubbing in Hollywood, were also key, the best one in black crocodile embossed leather (it comes with long sleeves or sleeveless). The leathers were all pretty likable actually, including a drapey burnished gold leather jacket (it also comes as a vest). Chunky cardigans, sequin or lace-covered hoodies (you know how Lindsay likes to rock a hood) and nylon puffer jackets rounded out the 280-piece collection.
According to Lohan's rep, store buyers liked what they saw. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Ron Herman are all on board with the collection, which hits stores in July, priced at about $60 to $1,000.
Maybe LiLo does have a future in this industry. After all, fashion loves a comeback almost as much as Hollywood does.
Photos: From Lindsay Lohan's fall 6126 collection look book. Courtesy of 6126.