I knew that they would be back come next winter, but I thought that we were at least done with them for this season – Uggs are truly the trend that will never die! For better or worse, Ugg has tapped Los Angeles-based designer Rozae Nichols, whose own line is known for its proprietary fabrics and handwrought elements, to create a 14-piece outerwear line for the Australian brand.
The capsule collection will feature a selection of jackets and sweatshirts, all with Ugg’s signature stitching. With prices starting at $595 for a suede hooded pullover and going up to $2,300 for a shearling coat, Ugg fashion will not come cheap. Reportedly, there have also been talks for Ugg to further the collaboration, with Nichols designing a collection of handbags for the Ugg 2009 spring or fall collections.
Nicholas said that she was very attracted to this collaboration, because she finds leathers and shearlings very interesting materials to work with, adding that she has always admired the Ugg brand for having an iconic style. Despite not being a fan of Ugg’s previous forays beyond footwear, Nicholas is a talented designer, so I look forward to seeing her designs.
Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.