Kimora Lee Simmons recently gave birth to her fourth child, a boy named Wolfe Lee Leissner, with her husband Tim Leissner and although she is in mommy mode, that hasn’t stopped her entrepreneurial spirit.
She is making changes to KLS (Kimora Lee Simmons), her high-end clothing line. She has hired Jacqui Wenzel to be president of KLS. Jacqui, has launched a brand before and has a consulting firm. She will be overseeing wholesale and retail and the first KLS store is set to open in a few weeks.
According to WWD: “Kimora herself played in a big role in convincing me [to take the job],” Wenzel said. “She was very inspiring. I’d never met her before I came into the meeting, and I was completely taken up by all her plans.”
On her website Kimora describes her passion and inspiration for KLS and says:
I have nothing to wear! As a lifelong lover of fashion, this is something I never thought I would say. Modeling and designing taught me plenty of tricks: buy favorite pieces in multiple colors, a defined waistline gives any look an instant boost, do not underestimate the power of a skilled tailor (or a great leather jacket). But as I stood in my closet at 5 a.m. earlier this year, running late for a flight and with a full day ahead of me, I felt defeated by a wardrobe of favorite pieces—the sequined gown, the cozy weekend sweater and stacks of jeans, the beachy dresses, the amazing red stilettos that only look right with a certain red suit and start to pinch after 20 minutes—that each fit a particular part of my life but none of which would get me through a busy Thursday.
So I decided to create these pieces for myself, and for other women who sought to look polished and pulled-together not just for an “event” but for an entire, wonderful, unpredictable day—and night. They come together in KLS: a new collection of bold yet streamlined ready-to-wear and accessories. These are the pieces I now reach for to feel instantly, confidently dressed for whatever the day may bring, and I’m thrilled to share them with you.