Why we're disappointed with the Empire Saks collection (so far)
Cookie Lyon is the fiercest and most fashionable character on television right now, but you'd never know it judging from the teasers for the upcoming Empire fashion collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue.
The collaboration will hit Saks stores in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Bal Harbour, San Francisco and Atlanta starting Sept. 10, just in time for the show's second season premiere on Sept. 23.
According to The Wrap, pieces available will include footwear from Jimmy Choo, accessories from MCM, jewelry from Alexis Bittar and women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs.
That all sounds great, but the promo shots for the collection leave, well, a lot to be desired. The previews show a lot of the men's collection, but show very, very little of what's in it for the ladies — namely, looks inspired by the star of the show.
"My name's Cookie. Ask about me."
While yes, the stiletto print boots and blinged-out accessories are all Cookie, but we just want more. Like maybe a replica of her Alaia catsuit? That doesn't seem like too much to ask.
Fingers crossed that we'll be pleasantly surprised by the actual collection. We can't imagine they would dare launch the full collection without Cookie looks galore, so we will wait with anticipation.
That said, there is still a way to dress like Cookie. Fox breaks down each week's Cookie looks on the Empire website, giving links to each piece available online.
Not included: Cookie's one-liners. No one can match those.