NEW YORK — JLo by Jennifer Lopez, the sportswear collection, is evolving. The singer-actress-designer, who won the Most Influential Artist of the Year at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards on Tuesday night, isn’t ready to trade in her velour jogging sets just yet, but her line is being revamped to make it more competitive in the junior market. For spring, Lopez is influenced by the Seventies, an inspiration reflected in such simple pieces as the striped cotton poncho and short-shorts, here. For more on the awards, see pages 4 and 5; for more on the collection, see page 10.

This story first appeared in the October 17, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.