Gwen Stefani on Growing Her Fashion Line and Entrepreneurialism

Fashion design is a second career for many celebrities, and Gwen Stefani turned to fashion as a creative outlet after her music career. Her L.A.M.B. clothing label debuted at New York’s 2005 Fashion Week and has an annual gross income of $90 million.

L.A.M.B. is a fashion line by American singer Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. The line manufactures apparel and fashion accessories. It was founded in 2003 and made its runway debut in 2004. The fashion line manufactures accessories like shoes, watches, bags and a fragrance called “L.” The name is an acronym of her debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

The line is influenced by a variety of fashions cultures, including Guatemalan, Japanese, Indian and Jamaican styles. Stefani came from a family of seamstresses. This further inspired her to launch her own fashion line. The line achieved popularity among celebrities and is worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton and Stefani herself.

The fashion line made a runway debut in the spring collection of 2004 and achieved mainstream success at New York Fashion Week in 2005. It currently makes an annual gross income of $90 million. The line, as well as the fashion shows, were well received by critics and appreciated the indulgence of a celebrity into the fashion world. An additional fashion line was launched by Stefani called Harajuku Lovers.