Article Apr 26, 2019

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Sofia Richie gearing up to launch fashion line

Sofia Richie is looking to make a splash in the fashion world with her own line.

The model and influencer, who is the youngest daughter of music icon Lionel Richie and his ex-wife Diane Alexander, has steadily been pursuing her own career and landed campaigns for brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Chanel.

Now, Sofia has announced that she is making her own clothing collection, to be named Sofia Stone.

"I finally feel like I'm at the point in my life where I have so many creative ideas that I want to share and I'm bottled up," she said in an interview with WWD. "Over the years, buying so many clothes and seeing what I liked and didn't like and being in the modeling industry, I was around so many designers and I always took notes and tips from them. It came easily and I knew all the little things I wanted and didn't want."

To create the line, Sofia has partnered with LA Collective - the company founded by Jaynee and Karl Singer in 2015 with the aim of building brands for individuals across the fashion and lifestyle arenas. LA Collective also oversees model Alexis Ren's activewear label Ren Active, Los Angeles-inspired sportswear brand Vita LA, and reality TV star Morgan Stewart's clothing line TLA by Morgan Stewart.

A teaser image of one of Sofia's designs depicts a model sporting a pair of wide-legged tailored trousers with a crop top, with the 11 other items in the range to include bodysuits and suits.

And while the 20-year-old, who is dating TV personality Scott Disick, comes from a stylish family, with her adoptive sister Nicole Richie having launched her House of Harlow 1960 in 2008, she credits her clothing designer mum Diane for inspiring her to pursue the idea.

"We all have very different styles in my family, but she definitely was the person that made me interested the most in fashion," the starlet shared of her mother.

Pieces from the Sofia Stone line will be priced under $80 (£60) and are set to be available to buy in August (19).