By  on April 10, 2012

Six months after Xcel Brands Inc. acquired Isaac Mizrahi’s designer apparel business for $31.5 million, the designer has secured new deals for outerwear and wedding gowns.

Neither category is new for Mizrahi, who has included coats in his sportswear collections throughout his 31 years in business. He first dabbled in bridal in the Eighties by designing couture gowns for such clients as Melissa Huffine, who married Nuno Brandolini. “It was so exciting and memorable. It was this big wedding in Southampton,” Mizrahi said. “I designed her dress and some of the little kids’ clothes. It looked like a [John Singer] Sargent painting.”

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