Ellen Tracy has teamed with model and social media influencer Irina Shayk for a series of capsule collections launching Fall, 2018. “This is my first time designing a collection,” said Shayk, in an interview from Los Angeles. “Ellen Tracy is such an iconic brand and has a long and respected history in the fashion industry,” she said, citing models such as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Stephanie Seymour who have posed for the brand. She said when they approached her to be the face of the brand as well as do a capsule collection, “I was so inspired and happy, I couldn’t say no.” The 25-piece Irina Shayk x Ellen Tracy collection is inspired by the Eighties working woman, but with a modern edge. Describing her own aesthetic, Shayk said, “My style is very simple and less is more.” “I am a working woman, and I want to design something that I want to wear.” Full story from WWD.