Archives August 2023

Designer Brands Launches First-Ever Le TIGRE Brand Footwear Line

Company flexes power as brand-building engine, player in athleisure footwear category

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, announced today the launch of the first-ever footwear line by Le TIGRE, an iconic New York City sportswear brand and disrupter of classic casual American style since 1977. Designer Brands is flexing its power as a brand-building engine with a bold foray into the athleisure footwear category.

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The addition of Le TIGRE, along with the recent acquisitions of Keds and Topo Athletic, enables Designer Brands to grow its brand portfolio in the increasingly important athletic and athleisure space, further expanding its branding capabilities, while leveraging an industry leading direct-to-consumer infrastructure of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and The Shoe Company stores in North America, a billion-dollar digital platform and a nearly 30-million-member VIP loyalty

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Anna Delvey, Kelly Cutrone producing runway show for NYFW

Scammer sensation Anna Delvey and fashion biz legend Kelly Cutrone are producing a full runway show during Fashion Week, Page Six has learned.

We’re told Cutrone and Delvey met after the Russian-born con artiste said on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast last year that she became determined to move to New York after seeing the tough power publicist at work on shows like MTV’s “The Hills” and “The City.”

Now the pair have formed a “pop-up fashion PR agency,” dubbed the OutLaw Agency, for the event and we’re told Delvey is fully involved in all aspects of the ambitious show for new designer Shao Yang, from planning the guest list to choreographing the models — all, that is except social media, since she’s still banned from posting online by a judge.

Delvey first came to the city to attend Fashion Week in 2013.

We hear that because there’s no room

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Marcella Named America’s Fastest-Growing Fashion Brand By The 2023 Inc. 5000

With 8445% Revenue Growth from 2019 to 2022, Marcella Ranks No. 47, Overall, Among The U.S.’ Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Marcella, a mission-driven, ethical and sustainable designer fashion brand, has been ranked as the #1 fastest-growing fashion brand in the U.S. on the newly announced 2023 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious data-driven ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Achieving 8,445% growth from 2019 to 2022 with minimal outside capital, Marcella also ranked on the list as America’s #5 fastest-growing consumer products company and as America’s #47 fastest-growing company, overall. Moreover, Marcella ranked as the #1 fastest-growing company in Massachusetts (where it is headquartered) for the past three years.

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Founded by husband-and-wife duo Siyana and Andy Huszar, Marcella’s “minimalism with an edge” clothing, shoes and accessories are designed in New York and handcrafted in Europe. Core to the

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Swimwear Brand Gigi C Opens A New Showroom In LA’s The Grove

Since Barneys New York closed in 2019, its Los Angeles store in The Grove has sat vacant until luxury lifestyle bikini brand owner, Gigi Caruso scooped it up. Caruso has officially opened the Gigi C showroom and offices in the space today.

There’s nothing worse than having a large retail space shut down in a major retail area. Gigi C is bringing life back to a space that has been dead for four years. “It is important to us to uphold the legacy of the old Barneys location, to the space that was once home,” says Caruso. “It was an iconic destination for years, and we are so proud to be taking over and breathing new life into the location.”

Caruso, whose father, billionaire Rick Caruso, owns the Grove, continues,

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Amazon’s Designer Outlet Is Full of Premium Fashion Finds From Vince, Ugg, and Tory Burch for Up to 84% Off

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Snag fall-ready styles starting at just $23.

Fall is right around the corner, which means now is the time to stock up on high quality fashion pieces you can rely on all season. Naturally, I’m turning to Amazon to fill my wardrobe with budget-friendly designer items. The retailer’s little-known Premium Brands Outlet is chock-full of impressive deals on luxe brands, and its current selection of fall-ready finds may just be the best yet.

To make your transitional shopping experience a breeze, I sifted through Amazon’s broad array of styles to narrow down the 20 picks worthy of a spot in your cart. Below, you’ll find clothes, shoes, and jewelry you can sport from now into autumn for up to 84 percent off. We’re talking about 7 For All Mankind jeans, Ugg sneakers

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Highlights From Oslo Runway 2023

Going from strength to strength, Oslo Runway, now in its ninth year, is a reflection of the ever increasing international interest in all things Scandinavian, particularly style and design. Copenhagen Fashion Week might still be better known but Oslo’s annual fashion showcase continues to impress with innovative Norwegian designers who have a strong sustainable ethos. And this year, Oslo Runway has introduced the CPHFW’s sustainability requirements, where all brands and designers participating must report on their sustainable approach, as well as signing an ethical charter for the fashion industry, an agreement considering diversity and inclusion for models and staff.

With more than 30 established Norwegian brands and new designers on the schedule this week, Oslo Runway kicked off with a lively

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Raisefashion and The Standard Join Forces to Showcase Emerging Designers During NYFW

For designers, New York Fashion Week is all about exposure — and no one needs that more than emerging ones.

With that in mind, The Standard and Raisefashion have teamed up to showcase Black, Indigenous and people of color brands’ spring 2024 collections and unveil a pop-up at The Shop at The Standard, High Line. Twenty emerging designers tied to Raisefashion’s Brand Fellowship Program will benefit from the union, which is designed to continue advancing equity and opportunity. All of this is in sync with the nonprofit’s mission to mentor, provide resources and create access.

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Clarence Ruth, Tolu Coker, Charles Harbison, Amina Means, Shari Smith, Rachel Scott, Jacques Agbobly, Awet Woldegebriel and Busayo Olupona are among the designers. The Standard also partnered with Woldegebriel and Ruth for two custom retail designs — a French terry hoodie and a spring varsity jacket.

Participants have also been gaining insights

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Redefining Fashion and Lifestyle with Sustainable Values

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Consumer behavior has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, driven by a profound shift in attitudes toward consumption. Growing consumer awareness of the environmental and social consequences of purchasing decisions has paved the way for a more conscious and sustainable approach to spending across the board. This newfound awareness has led to a demand for transparency and ethical sourcing, forcing businesses to reevaluate their supply chains and adopt sustainable practices.  

As a result, people are increasingly seeking out brands that align with their values and support responsible and sustainable manufacturing.  

This is particularly effecting the fashion industry where popular fast fashion brands churn out cheap goods utilizing toxic dyes and finishes, synthetic fabrics shed microplastics, negatively contributing to the environment overall as well as the dire ocean pollution crisis. This culture has led to mountains of textile waste while chemicals like azo dyes, formaldehyde, and “forever chemicals” such as

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Resale is all the rage, but fashion brands not making a dent in unsustainable levels of waste

  • Textile production has doubled over last 15 years but the time clothing is worn has dropped 40%.
  • Less than 1% of clothing is recycled, with tons dumped in countries like Ghana, Pakistan and Kenya
  • Resale, rental, repair and remaking are worth more than $73 billion, but still only account for 3.5% of the market
  • New regulation will require textile products in EU to be durable, repairable and recyclable by 2030

August 2 – Look at just about any major brand and you’ll find a commitment to move away from the make-take-waste linear economy that has defined fashion for the past 100 years and embrace a circular economy in which fashion is produced sustainably, made to last longer and repaired or recycled after use.

That’s an ambitious goal for an industry notorious for its waste. The statistics are alarming: production has doubled over the past 15 years while the amount of

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Jordyn Woods Dives Into Fashion Brand Building, Navigating Criticism, and Beyond

Model-turned-entrepreneur Jordyn Woods has always served major style inspo, whether sporting daring crochet pieces or bold red looks. In January, the star launched a clothing brand, Woods by Jordyn, with the goal of empowering and celebrating every type of body. “We exist with one mission,” reads the brand’s mission statement, “to elevate, express, and exude confidence and individuality by providing attainable luxury garments.”

Woods recently welcomed Revolt TV hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings into the Woods by Jordyn headquarters, sitting down to discuss her journey as a founder and designer, emphasizing that she’s mostly driven by a desire to build a legacy for herself. “I’ve done so many collaborations with different companies, and they were always successful — I sold out a lot of different collections,” she recalled. “I wanted to build something for myself.”

Woods’ history of partnerships with brands includes notable collaborations, such as her partnerships with

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