Laura has been tapped as head designer of the Foxcroft Collection, a better-price women’s apparel line. Foxcroft previously was designed by a team managed by Hinson Wu, who remains creative director.
The first collection under Poretzky-Garcia’s direction will be for resort 2015.
Poretzky-Garcia will continue as creative director and designer of swimwear line Été Swim, which she cofounded in 2012. In 2005, she created another company called Abaeté, a contemporary line of ready-to-wear, which she presented during New York Fashion Week for eight seasons. The business closed in 2010. Born in France and raised between Paris, Rio de Janeiro and New York, Poretzky-Garcia began her career at Ralph Lauren after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design.
Tom Dietrich, president of The Apparel Group Ltd., which owns Foxcroft Collection, expects Poretzky-Garcia to “strengthen our brand through her feminine design aesthetic that suits the youthful lifestyle of our customers — while remaining true to our classic heritage.”
Foxcroft Collection, which specializes in non-iron dress shirts, also makes sweaters, blouses, pants and skirts. It sells to 1,200 retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Von Maur and Amazon.com.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)