Hilary Duff Explains Her New DKNY Jeans Line

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Hilary Duff isn't letting the simultaneous implosion of every celebrity-designed fashion line get to her. Rather, she's following in the footsteps of Rachel Bilson and designing a line for DKNY Jeans to come out sometime this fall. We caught up with Duff backstage at the Heart Truth Red Dress show (where she was wearing a red dress courtesy of Donna Karan, of whom she is a "huge fan") and asked her about the fashionable new project, which should be available for fall. We'll let her explain her aesthetic in her own words:

I wanted to do a really smart line, like jeans that have lots of multiple sizes of belt loops so you can wear any kind of belt with it and it still kind of looks cool, or jeans that have a spot for suspenders to hook on if you want to let them hang down. Or burn-out T-shirts with fringe on them and little, like, shrunken leather jackets and vests. What are some of the other things we did? We did some images with poppies on them, because I was into poppies at the time. And I wanted to do, like, necklaces attached to shirts but that girls can take off and wear in a different way, and the same with scarves.