Most designers start with clothes and add accessories to the mix. To go against the grain, designer Devi Kroell is branching out from accessories announcing her first ready-to-wear collection for Spring of 2009. "I feel my accessories need a little bit of a backdrop, something very unique that fits them and complements them. I think it's a really natural continuation of what I have been doing so far. I started with bags, and then my clients asked for shoes, so I started making shoes," said Kroell.
Devi's exotic selection will offer dresses, suits, outerwear, and separates and retail between $790 to $2,000. The collection will be unveiled at a small showing at New York Fashion Week in September. Devi currently sells her accessories at high end retailers such at Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue and hopes that her newest venture experiences the same success.