Gabrielle Union’s infant daughter Kaavia James has a new clothing line named after her. Gabrielle will release the Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union capsule collection exclusively through New York & Company on Monday, May 6.
Speaking to WWD, the “Being Mary Jane” actress explained that her baby clothing line felt like a “natural progression” after a surrogate delivered Kaavia in December. For years the 46-year-old struggled to conceive a baby naturally with former NBA star Dwyane Wade.
“I wanted to create a baby collection because it was a natural progression where I am in my life now, and it has always been important to me to make sure that the collections that I design reflect a part of me and are true to what I think many women can relate to,” Gabrielle told WWD.
The Kaavi line features fleecy pants and coveralls, cotton-printed dresses, T-shirts and onesies available in sizes ranging between 0 to 24 months. There is also a sweater set that features Kaavia’s dog, Tre.
The baby line shares similarities between Gabrielle’s existing womenswear range. She shared that both projects were created to offer clothes that are stylish, affordable and accessible for both mother and child.
“My women’s wear clothing objective has always been to empower women and now I’m thinking about those exact same women with babies that are doing it all and want to dress their children in affordable, comfortable clothes.”
Gabrielle added that the clothing line is inclusive for girls and boys. “I wanted to create pieces that are all-inclusive – that both girls and boys could wear – and that were fun.”