A look at Fashion Star”s winning collection as it goes on sale at H&M, Macy”s and Saks (and for once it”s not sold out – yet)


A look at Fashion Star's winning collection as it goes on sale at H&M, Macy's and Saks (and for once it's not sold out – yet)

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00:53 GMT, 17 May 2012

The style set saw the induction of a new fashion star last night.

Kara Laricks, a 38-year-old clothing designer from New York, was announced as the winner of NBC's Fashion Star reality series.

As part of the shows' final challenge, the designer created three capsule collections for H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Each are now being sold online by each of the retailers.

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Stylish creations: Fashion Star named Kara Laricks its winner last night on the reality series. She presented a range of clothing, such as the two outfits above that are now on sale at Macy's, in three capsule collections

Facing off against fellow contestants Ronnie Escalante and Nzimiro Oputa, Ms Laricks presented an attractive range of designs to buyers from each of the stores.

She and the other designers were asked to present three complete looks to each of the store's representatives.

Winner: The designer, pictured, included rompers, suits, dresses and more in her three capsule collections

Winner: The designer, pictured, included rompers, suits, dresses and more in her three capsule collections

As celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos looked on, the former school teacher showed a particular striking red, camel and white print knee-length dress to H&M.

Priced at $19.95 the satin dress is one of the capsule collection's cheaper items but even the most expensive item, priced at $49.95, is still very affordable.

The collection also features a pair of blood orange shorts, a camel coloured suit, a full-length black evening gown, multiple blouses and even more dresses.

Ms Larick's Saks Fifth Avenue presentation was also impressive.

She showed a cream jacket that featured leather paneling as well as a long evening dress with ribbon details.

It will no doubt serve as a further coup that model Coco Rocha has modeled the range on Saks' website.

The collection, which includes pieces priced between $150 and $425, also featured an LBD as well as a cream coloured shift dress and wide-legged trousers.

The Macy's collection included a matching shorts and blouse ensemble as well as a tartan print shift dress and a suit.

A romper suit paired with a belt is also available as well as a t-shirt that features a cameo print.

Each piece is priced between $29.99 and $99, which is the cost of a blazer.

It was revealed just last month that despite the show's success, its designers have struggled to wear the clothing they designed every episode.

At an event hosted by H&M, the show's contestants Luciana Scarabello, Orly Shani as well as Ms Laricks revealed that they couldn't afford the garments they made with their very own hands.

Though Ms Laricks wore a red ribbon-tied tail coat she sold to the retail giant to the party, she confessed: 'I'm very lucky, I have to say a girlfriend of mine bought it for me as a gift.'

Coup: Her Saks Fifth Avenue designs have been featured online, worn by model Coco Rocha (above)

Coup: Her Saks Fifth Avenue designs have been featured online, worn by model Coco Rocha (above)

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Trendy: She also presented a geometric print for H&M, that is now on offer online in dresses and tops

Emotional: The designer's name was read out by Elle Macpherson who has served as the reality show's host

Emotional: The designer's name was read out by Elle Macpherson who has served as the reality show's host

Ms Shani meanwhile still works in a bar to pay the bills and had to resort to gazing at her clothing hanging on the racks in stores and capturing proof of her triumphs with a camera.

She lamented: 'The broke-city thing isn't a joke.'