Tamara Mellon In New York

Tamara Mellon

Rex Features

Tamara Mellon made her name as the co-founder of Jimmy Choo, and now the shoe supremo has turned clothing queen with her debut collection.

Featuring luxe fabrics, cool laser cuts, subtle sprays of sequins and a heavy hit of leopard print, the 46-year-old's eponymous line is the perfect mix of classic staples and statement buys.

London-born Tamara, who parted ways with the iconic shoe brand in 2011, bucked the fashion week trend of showing her range months ahead of its release, telling Bloomberg: 'We're living in a world where women want to buy now wear now. They don't want to look at shows and then have products in stores six months later.'

Not only is the New-York-living designer making her fierce togs readily available, her plan is to introduce monthly drops of items depending on the time of year.

'The fashion business, you know, delivers coats in July; spring/summer dresses in January. Nobody wants to do that, no one's in that mindset.'

So if you've got your eyes on any of Ms Mellon's wares, you won't have to wait long to update your wardrobe as her label hits Harrods and online high fashion hotspot Net-A-Porter.com from November.

By Claire Blackmore

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