While New Yorkers are still waiting for the highly anticipated opening of the first state-side Topshop location in Soho, online shopping the Topshop website and the news that Kate Moss’ contract was just renewed for three years will have to do. the model whose designs have often sold-out in mere minutes will also add lingerie and accessories in coming seasons.
Since May 2007 Topshop has launched eight best-selling collections under the Kate Moss for Topshop label, available in 22 countries worldwide and also in Australia, Europe and the United States via topshop.com. The model’s upcoming Spring 2009 collection will go on sale in March of 2009 by which time the New York City flagship should be open.
Sir Philip Green, owner of Arcadia Group of which Topshop is part is quoted in The Telegraph as saying, “I believe this has been a great partnership for both TOPSHOP and Kate. Having had two years experience, I am confident that Kate’s collection now has the potential to become a significant global brand within TOPSHOP.”
For her part Kate Moss tells the Telegraph “the last two years have been an exciting experience. Topshop has given me the perfect platform to develop my own collection, which is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I am really looking forward to working with the Topshop team on our new collections and thank everybody who already owns a piece of Kate Moss for Topshop!”
Kate Moss is set to bank a reported £4 million (just over $6 million) a year for the deal.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.