Canadian model Jessica Stam is taking a slow-and-steady approach when it comes to fashion design: in 2008, she teamed up with Repetto on a pair of flats; last year, she consulted with designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville on Rag & Bone’s Spring 2010 collection; and, this year she has designed five pieces with Rachel Roy for the designer’s lower-priced RACHEL Rachel Roy line. The pieces—which include a chain-strap bucket bag, a cropped gingham sweater, two belt designs, and a pair of buttoned jeans—will debut later this month at Macy’s. As for her inspiration, Stam told Marie Claire she was aiming for a “nautical meets distressed military” vibe. For a first look at the Jessica Stam x RACHEL Rachel Roy collaboration, pick up Marie Claire’s September issue. Prices will range from $49 to $199.
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