"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Kate Hudson," said Lisa Axelson, Creative Director at Ann Taylor. "Her confident spirit inspires us. She lives the many roles in her life with such chic, effortless style."
Broadening her role with the brand, Hudson, a long time advocate for empowering young women, will also serve on the ANNpower Advisory Council. The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative provides leadership skills to young women, empowering them to affect global progress, invest in their communities and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders.
All items featured in the spring 2013 campaign will be available in late February in
stores nationwide and on
. The summer capsule collection will be available in May.
About Ann Taylor
defines what it means to be chic, smart and sophisticated. Always relevant, always stylish—Ann Taylor offers beautiful, refined, wear-now pieces designed for how women live today.
operates 280 stores across
the United States
, as well as an e-commerce website at
is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN).
About the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative
The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative is a groundbreaking partnership between ANN INC. and
Global Partnership to empower young women from across the U.S. with the leadership skills they need to affect global progress, invest in their communities and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders. The ANNpower Advisory Council was announced at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative as a "Commitment to Action" and is comprised of influential women in media, business, and entertainment who have displayed exceptional leadership. Members of the ANNpower Advisory Council review, score, and recommend outstanding grant proposals as well as serve as mentors to the Fellows and ambassadors of the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative to the public.
The nationwide search is currently open for this year's ANNpower Fellows who embody the skills to be tomorrow's leaders. Fifty Fellows will be identified amid girls who are rising high school juniors and seniors with the potential to be among the next generation of women leaders. Chosen Fellows will receive leadership training and mentorship by prominent women leaders from around the world at the 2013 ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum on
, D.C. If you know a girl who wants to change the world, please encourage them to apply to become an ANNpower Fellow at
. Applications are now being accepted until
January 25, 2013