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Charli XCX Is a Fashion Designer Now

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The English singer's first capsule collection for British e-commerce retailer Boohoo will debut in time for the holiday season.

Charli XCX and e-commerce retailer Boohoo are staging a bit of a British invasion on the U.S. just in time for the holidays. The singer has teamed up with the English site to create three collections over the next year and a half, beginning with a capsule that will go on sale Oct. 26.

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Her initial output will include 20 pieces — think fitted knits, matching sets and dresses that are all "very nineties," according to Boohoo CEO Carol Kane and WWD — that will retail for less than $100. Her spring and fall 2016 collections are expected to be larger. Clearly the singer was a perfect match for the brand.

 

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One of the brand’s reasons for pairing with the raven-haired performer was the fact that she has a bigger fan base in America, and it's amping up efforts here (its recent "We Are U.S.A." campaign featured Bella Thorne, Angel Haze, Hannah Bronfman and Chloe Norgaard).

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But surely it’s also because of Charli XCX's one-of-a-kind sense of style. The first image from the collection shows the singer wearing a cropped thermal-esque top with a Pepto pink fur collar along with metallic turquoise bottoms. Indeed, said Kane, "She is a body con gal, she’s got her own style. She’s doing all fabric selection and putting her own stamp on it. It’s the first time we’ve done it this way."

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