Visitors to Oliver Spencer’s West Village boutique may have noticed some construction of late. The Brit isn’t making any sweeping changes to the Victorian decor, but there’s going to be a minor facelift to the 810-square-foot store: Spencer is adding a second dressing room. And it’s going to be one for the ladies.
That’s a big change for the London-based designer who, for the past 18 years, has been entrenched in the men’s wear market. He launched a bespoke tailoring label called Favourbrook back in 1990 and followed that with a sportswear line, Oliver Spencer, in 2002. It’s the latter that’s getting the women’s wear expansion this year. After starting with a small capsule collection for this fall, the designer is taking the full plunge into the market with a 30-look lineup for spring 2009. “I already have the cutting rooms and the ability to make the clothing,” he notes, “so it was quite easy for me.”
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