Up Close & Personal: The Sisters Talking About the Kardashian Kollection Exclusively at Dorothy Perkins
Last year’s success of the Kardashian Kollection - exclusive to UK label Dorothy Perkins - has seemingly excited the sisters enough to encourage them to repeat the success by coming up with their a second collaboration. Dorothy Perkins is a brand we love because they have a friendly designs for all body types. Another plus point about the brand and also the collaboration is the very sensible price point. It will still remain within the affordable range that Dorothy Perkins has come to be known known for.
Fashionese Daily was lucky enough to be given the chance to interview the Kardashian sisters behind the collaboration: Kim, Kourtney and Khloé. They shared with us the inside story of the Kardashian Kollection, and also gave us an intimate look-see into sisters’ personal style. Shall we get on with the interview, then?
How did you decide to make this collaboration with Dorothy Perkins?
Kim: We had such a great time designing our first collection for Dorothy Perkins and got the most amazing response when it launched in Indonesia last year. We were all excited to design our first Spring/Summer collection and bring some fun new prints and styles to everyone over here.
Kourtney: The great thing about designing for Dorothy Perkins is being able to take a risk with the trends. Fashion is so different in the UK and the rest of the world to how it is in the USA, so we’re able to experiment, which is something I love to do with fashion, and then see how people respond. I think this Kollection is really well put-together and we’re all really proud of it.
How did you divide the work? Did each one of you create your own design or did all three of you work together at the same time?
Kim: It’s important to us as designers and as sisters to all work together on the designs. We each have different looks and preferences but we’re inspired all the time from trends we see on the runway to different looks we see people wearing on the streets. We’re always sending each other pictures on our phones and sharing ideas.
Khloé: We all are involved in every stage of the design process from brainstorming ideas to sitting in on all of the fit meetings to make sure everything is just right. We don’t always agree about everything, but we always work together to make sure our final designs are something we all love.
What are the key pieces and staples for this collection?
Kim: I love the printed kaftan style dress. It’s great for lounging by the pool, but also makes a great evening look paired with a fun statement necklace and maybe some gold bangles and strappy heels.
Khloé: I think the white collarless shirt is a perfect staple piece. It’s lightweight and you can style it with just about anything. For summer try wearing it open over a bikini or with shorts at night.
Kourtney: I love the cream tux jacket and shorts two-piece suit. I’ve always liked the menswear look and this is a fun, feminine twist.
Please describe each of your respective fashion styles.
Khloé: I think I’m definitely the most casual out of the three of us. I do love getting dressed up and making outfits really glam with accessories, but I feel the most sexy in jeans and a t-shirt.
Kim: I like to wear pieces that makes me feel sexy and confident, which is why we have so many amazing bodycon dresses in our Kollection. I also love timeless looks like a simple blazer with a statement necklace or a tailored pant and heels.
Kourtney: Now that I’m a mom, I still like to mix it up but definitely think more about what’s practical. I love things that are comfortable but still chic. I love to experiment with my look—fashion should be fun, otherwise what’s the point?
Tell us your most favorite piece from this collection.
Kim: My favorite piece is the white dress with the sweetheart neckline – it’s such a classic shape. Glamorous but not overly sexy.
Khloé: I love the black panelled leggings because they work for day or night and are so easy to dress up or down. Leggings are always a must have!
Kourtney: One of my favorite pieces is the vegan leather skirt that comes in black and white. It’s a fashionable, high-end style that’s affordable and fun to mix with different looks.
What is the essence of the Kardashian fashion sense & style? What makes you different?
Kim: It’s all about feeling good about yourself and comfortable in your own skin. Why buy clothes that don’t make you look and feel your best? Being able to make women of all different shapes and sizes feel amazing and stylish is the reason why we created Kardashian Kollection.
Khloé: We really just wanted to bring our own sense of style to our fans but at an affordable price. When we were in London last we fell in love with the street style—it was so different than what you typically see in the States. We have had so much fun designing special pieces for our Dorothy Perkins line that incorporate some of our favorite UK inspired looks.
What is your favourite trend this summer?
Khloé: Graphic prints are huge this season and our latest collection for DP has some really fun styles that incorporate these cool prints. I especially love our kaftans.
Kim: Color blocking last year was all about mixing brights. Then the monochrome trend really took over and definitely became a favorite of mine… bold, yet simple. We combined these two trends to create color-blocked monochrome pieces. These are really classic looks and pieces that you will literally have in your closet for years.
How would you recommend adopting this trend?
Khloé: Just have fun with your fashion. Our Kollection is feminine, flattering and versatile. Mix it up to suit your body shape and personal style.
Now, all we need to do is wait for the collection to be available in store. And from what I see from the images, there are few items that I would love to have. I love the white dresses, but as you all know it could be quite tricky to wear them. But here are few other picks from the collection that caught my attention.