Marc Anthony Collection debuts at Kohl’s, will complement Jennifer Lopez clothing line

So today I interviewed Marc Anthony at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his line at Kohl’s. I’ve never spoken to anyone famous in person before, so it was definitely new, but I think I did pretty well. I was also glad to be one of the first news outlets to get a post on the event online.

See the article as it appeared on NJ.com with photos by Reena Rose Sibayan.

Marc Anthony Collection opens at Kohl’s in Jersey City

Adam Holsten, left, and I interview Marc Anthony at Kohl's in Jersey City. Reena Rose Sibayan photo

Grammy winner Marc Anthony launched his eponymous clothing line this morning at Kohl’s Department Store in Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City.

The Marc Anthony Collection includes outerwear, sportswear, suit separates, sport coats, dress shirts, accessories and more. Anthony said the line offers quality clothing at an affordable price.

“It’s for anybody who wants to feel good in clothes,” he said, noting that he was inspired to create the line after “years of having to wear clothing, in various situations, whether it be in public (or anywhere else).”

Anthony paid special attention to one specific quality in his apparel.

“It’s just about how the clothes feel. You can wear cool, stylish clothes but they don’t feel good. We made sure these clothes feel good. I’d wear them a billion percent of the time.”

The singer said he had input throughout the whole designing process even though he doesn’t have the technical skills to do things like create spec drawings. He even joked that he would need the gigantic scissors used at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin work on the spring and summer lines for his collection.

Anthony said he was proud of his new collection and was looking forward to his partnership with Kohl’s. While Anthony’s representative warned the press not to ask about his recent split with wife Jennifer Lopez, some reporters asked about her input in his collection and her own line with Kohl’s.

Anthony said he and his ex used each other as sounding boards and said that he was “proud” and “happy about her line.”

When one reporter asked if he still loved J. Lo, he answered, “Who doesn’t?”

Anthony is currently on tour and will perform at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford on September 9.

For more information about Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s collections at Kohl’s, visit KohlsJLMAFallCollections.com.

See my interview with Marc Anthony in this video by Adam Holsten.

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About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.
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