A native Californian, Nicole Richie was born and raised in Los Angeles and has always had a fascination with creating her own look. Having always been surrounded by entertainers, costumes, and designers Nicole developed an appreciation for fashion at an early age. “Fashion gives you the ability to express yourself, your mood; it’s a creative outlet in many ways,” which is one of the primary reasons the Winter Kate & House of Harlow 1960 collections were born. The lines launched in 2009, with Spring 2010 being the debut season. Nicole has been the creative force behind the brands since day one, immersing herself in every step of the brands’ creative and strategic decision-making process.