One relationship that's still going strong… Katie's label Holmes & Yang to show at New York Fashion Week for the first time
17:39 GMT, 5 July 2012
Holmes & Yang: Jeanne Yang (left) and Katie Holmes (right) attend Barneys New York preview of their collection
Katie Holmes is set to show her label Holmes & Yang at New York Fashion Week this September for the first time.
A spokesperson for Katie told WWD that her personal life would not impact her fashion label, despite her high-profile split from Tom Cruise last week.
The newly-single 33-year-old actress co-designs the label, which launched in 2009, with her stylist and long-time friend Jeanne Yang.
Available at Barneys New York, Holmes
& Yang specialise in wearable day-to-night pieces and luxury basics
that are all manufactured in the U.S.
told the New York Times: 'We know that women are on the go and do a lot
of different sorts of things all in one day. Hopefully, [Holmes &
Yang] helps to provide them with some confidence in attacking all those
Ms Yang added: 'We wanted to make
pieces that you could bend over and pick up your kid in and also look
'Just comfortable clothes that you can wear going from a
meeting to being a mom to going on a date.'
Mission accomplished. Season after
season, Holmes & Yang creates a base palette of cream, navy, and
black, featuring luxe shirts and trousers; textured silk jumpsuits;
motorcycle jackets; leather, silk-lined blazers; and dresses worthy of
the red carpet.
Showing their spring collection in
New York for the first time with an intimate presentation, instead of a runway
show, will firmly put Katie back on the high-fashion map.
her marriage to Tom Cruise in 2006, and her first foray into couture
the same year with Victoria Beckham, the golden girl of Dawson's Creek
has kept a low and lackluster profile within the fashion industry.
However after she made the decision to file divorce papers last Friday,
Katie is set to step out of Tom's Scientology shadow and back into the
Back on track: Katie Holmes, who is debuting her label Holmes & Yang at New York Fashion Week this September, tweets a picture of herself from China in a dress from the label's fall 2012 collection
All on board: Jeanne Yang (left) and Katie(middle) fitting upcoming samples two weeks ago for their label Holmes & Yang
She has already swapped the shapeless
jeans, lank hair and frumpy flats we have become so used to seeing her
wear for a more polished and glamourous look.
Stepping out for the first time since the split was announced, she left the Parsons School of Design after taping Project Runway in New York clad in a Holmes & Yang dress and Roger Vivier debutant heels.
Katie has an active role in the label, attending fittings, design meetings and photo shoots.
While the fashion industry has so far embraced her line with positive affirmation, the reaction to her debut presentation on fashion week's official schedule will be watched with intense interest.
Effortlessly elegant: Stepping out for the first time since the split was announced, Katie look glamorous in a Holmes & Yang dress and Roger Vivier debutant heels