Emma Watson to try hand at designing clothes
With just one week until the beginning of the end of the Harry Potter phenomenon (aka: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One) hits theaters, Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, is already branching out.
In addition to attending Brown University and promoting the film, Watson, 20, has collaborated with designer Alberta Ferretti to create a clothing line.
“We are doing an organic clothing range,” Watson told UsMagazine.com on Friday in London. “I can’t reveal the name yet but there will be more information about it soon.”
So, should fans expect cloaks and pointed hats a la Hogwarts wear? Not likely. Instead, her inspiration is English actress (and Hermes bag namesake) Jane Birkin. “Very classic, 60s Jane Birkin,” she told Us.
Ferretti first contacted Watson after learning about the actress’s People Tree organic clothing line. “She wrote to me and said, ‘I saw what you did with People Tree and I think it’s a great idea and will you do something with me?’” Watson said.
She jumped at the chance to work with the famed designer — and revealed that she would work with anyone who also shared her passion for organic, ethical clothing.
“I will put it out there that I will work for anyone for free if they are prepared to make their clothing fair trade organic,” Watson said.
The collection will make its debut before the last Harry Potter is released, Watson told Us. Or more specifically, “Just after Christmas.”