Nicky Hilton launching handbag collection

Nicky Hilton is launching a new capsule collection of handbags in collaboration with LA-based label Linea Pelle

Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton is launching a new handbag collection.

The 31-year-old socialite has teamed up with LA-based label Linea Pelle to create a 10-piece capsule line of leather and calf hair accessories.

The blonde beauty - who began designing bags aged 18 and released a capsule apparel collection with Canadian brand eLuxe last year - was introduced to design by her mother Kathy, who sold her own handbag line Accessories The Show in Las Vegas.

She said: "I started designing bags when I was 18 for Samantha Thavasa. Bags are a huge passion of mine.

"I love going to trade shows. A lot of people in my position don't; they just slap their name on something.

"My mother always said, 'If you are not going to wear it, then don't put your name on it.'"

Linea Pelle's creative director Donna Katz Basso believes Nicky was the "natural" choice for the team up thanks to her willingness to take "fashion risks".

She told WWD: "Nicky seemed natural to form a collaboration with since she is an independent woman and entrepreneur. She's not afraid to take fashion risks and mix high and low, like wearing Hermès and H&M."

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