This story first appeared in the March 23, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
The look: Isaac Mizrahi updated the brand’s color palette while remaining true to the history of the label. The iconic clover logo remains, and is at times punctuated with diamondcut stones.
Extensions: Claiborne, launched in 2004 and overseen by its new men’s designer, John Bartlett. Its classic contemporary look comprises metal wire frames (aviators are bestsellers) and plastic wraps.