Liya Kebede Debuts Her New Line For J.Crew, "Lemlem"

by Rachelle Hruska · April 9, 2009

[Liya Kebede. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images]

Last night, Liya Kabede helped celebrate the launch of her clothing line (popular for it's adorable children pieces) for J.Crew. Named "Lemlem," which means to "fourish" or "to bloom" in Amharic.  Kabede, born in Addis Abbaba, continues her support of Ethiopia by paying men there to do the hand-weaving of her clothes, and women to sew the embroidery. Go HERE to see the latest pieces available online at J.Crew. More photos below...

Creative Director Jenna Lyons (L) and Liya Kebede attend a celebration for the debut of Lemlem With J. Crew at the J. Crew Collection store on April 8, 2009 in New York City.

Creative Director Jenna Lyons, Liya Kebede and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman

Kassy Kebede and Liya Kebede