Ella Emhoff is selling her own knitwear designs

Amy de Klerk
·2-min read
Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy

From Harper's BAZAAR

Ella Emhoff has already had quite the year. The young fashion student, who happens to be the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, became the toast of the town after her appearance at the US inauguration in January, was signed up to one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, made her catwalk debut and now, has released her own knitwear designs, which promptly sold out.

Yesterday, just before her appearance at Proenza Schouler's autumn/winter 2021 catwalk presentation on the final day of New York Fashion Week, Emhoff revealed on her Instagram that some of her knitwear designs were available to buy.

The pieces – which included a striped dress and a Tweety Bird bag – were available on the app Mall, which is an online retailer for up-and-coming designers. The young talent also opened a raffle to win pairs of her knitted trousers in order to raise money for two organisations that help to support the Black trans community.

Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy

According to the New York Times, Emhoff placed five items on Mall, which very quickly sold out, with the first three going in under 30 minutes.

The good news is that Emhoff won't be stopping there, revealing on Instagram that there would be "more dresses and bags to come", so if you want to get your hands on one of her bespoke pieces, then we suggest you keep your eyes peeled.

Emhoff – who is currently studying textiles at the Parsons School of Design – is also making moves into the modelling side of the industry. The youngster appeared on the catwalk for the first time yesterday in the Proenza Schouler show – and we doubt very much that it will be her last runway appearance.

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