Holmes & Yang partners ... Jeanne Yang and Katie Holmes.

Holmes & Yang partners ... Jeanne Yang and Katie Holmes' line will show at New York Fashion Week in September.

...And now for some Katie Holmes news that isn't shrouded in acrimonious custody rumours.

Tom Cruise's estranged wife is proving, just a week into her divorce proceedings, that her mind is clearly focused on the future as she announces that her fashion line, Holmes & Yang, is to show for the first time at New York Fashion Week.

The debut runway show will feature as part of the international fashion showcase's September event, displaying spring/summer 2013 creations.

Katie Holmes's fashion label Holmes & Yang at Barneys New York.

Katie Holmes's fashion label Holmes & Yang at Barneys store in New York.

Keen to distance her personal life from the luxury brand, a spokesman told WWD that Holmes' high-profile divorce has no bearing upon the line, which she runs with partner Jeanne Yang.

Echoing Holmes' conservative, well-groomed style, the designs, stocked in Barneys New York and Harvey Nichols in London, focus on classic wardrobe staples - think well-cut dresses and tailored blouses in block colours, with splashes of hot pink and scarlet adding energy to the largely black palette.

The 33-year-old told InStyle magazine last year that her style is not overtly feminine: "I don't like big, pouffy sleeves. And some dresses, like if it has a big bow and skirt, are too old-ladyish on me. If I can wear it when I'm 80, I'm going to wait."

Katie Holmes May 2012 Elle

Katie Holmes seemed to hint that change was on the horizon in the May edition of Elle.

The business venture reflects Holmes' recent comments to Elle magazine, hinting that change was on the horizon for the Hollywood couple.

Speaking about being in her 30s, she said: "I feel sexier. I think in my 20s, it's like you're trying too hard to figure everything out. I'm starting to come into my own. It's like a new phase.

"I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that."

The news of Holmes' burgeoning personal project has gossip magazines speculating as to whether a rekindling of her relationship with Victoria Beckham may be on the cards.

The two wives were good friends until a reported "falling out" over Scientology in 2008.

The former Spice Girl's fashion line has wowed critics at NYFW since first appearing in 2008 and Grazia UK asks: "The once-BFFs will be presenting their lines in the Big Apple at the same time, after all, and as a seasoned pro, [Victoria Beckham] would be the ideal candidate to offer some words of wisdom, right?"

Either way, single life may give Holmes the time she needs to focus on the event, to which all sartorial eyes turn later in the year.

The move represents a double first for the label, which has never presented a fashion show before. Ambitious as the plans may be, taking on the critical, sunglass-shaded eyes of New York Fashion Week mavens may be small fry compared to the preceding months of divorce wranglings with Hollywood's highest-paid actor.