NEW YORK — Katie Holmes might have just tipped off the paparazzi on how to find her: They should look for a woman a camel-colored suede capelet with red shorts, or, if it's later in the day, maybe a strapless jumpsuit with beaded fringe running down the side.
Holmes gave a peek at her likely wardrobe on Wednesday morning to a select — and small — group of fashion insiders at New York Fashion Week, but the number of photographers hunting around outside the Lincoln Center tents probably indicates that not only Elle and InStyle are interested in her clothes.
Holmes presented with her design partner and longtime stylist, Jeanne Yang, a capsule collection of what their label Holmes & Yang will offer next spring.
Showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week seems a major commitment to the brand and Holmes' future in fashion. She also recently signed on as the face of cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown.
Both designers attended the preview wearing black leather blazers and black stretch pants. Holmes greeted well-wishers and chatted politely but granted no interviews or photographs.
There wasn't a runway, just 14 models on pedestals. One wore a black leather lingerie-style camisole with an olive silk button-front maxi skirt, and another had on a black lace slouchy blazer with black lace short — an outfit right on trend with what tastemakers have been seeing this round of previews.
Many of the outfits hit on the menswear silhouettes and luxury fabrics Holmes favors.
The designers, in a statement, pledged timelessness, top quality and garments produced in the U.S.: "Meant to surpass a single season, each piece becomes modern day armor that allows the wearer to feel beautiful and confident not only in her clothes, but in who she is as a woman."