Gabrielle Union to Design New York & Co. Line
Actress Gabrielle Union is adding the title of fashion designer to her already impressive resume. The 44-year old Being Mary Jane star has reportedly partnered with New York & Co. to design her very own apparel line, which will be sold online and at the retailer’s 335 stores worldwide beginning August 16th.
As many of you already know, New York & Co. previously released a line based on Gabrielle’s Being Mary Jane character. This new collection differs in that it is 100% designed by Gabrielle and based on her own personal style and taste.
Gabrielle’s multi-year partnership with New York & Co. will see her design three collections for fall and another three for spring. The affordable line will feature everything from pants, suits, dresses, and active wear. Prices will reportedly range between $75 – $150, something Gabrielle says was paramount for her.
“I wanted to offer beautiful fashions at affordable prices. That’s the bottom line,” Gabrielle told WWD magazine. “Fans online will often ask me about an outfit they saw me wearing, and it just might be a coat that cost $5,000. In that moment you say the price, you’re an asshole. There’s got to be a way of creating fly, dope, on-trend, fashion-forward pieces for a much lower price, and that was my goal,” she said.
Ads for Gabrielle’s new self-titled apparel line will begin appearing in magazines and online this month. You can check out a few pieces from the collection above, as well as a few more Gabrielle has shared on her social media pages.