Liz Claiborne isn't the only apparel resource that has wooed Isaac Mizrahi — the designer on Tuesday unveiled a fur licensing deal with David Goodman, president of Goodman Couture.
Mizrahi and Goodman have collaborated in recent seasons and share a similar philosophy, according to the designer. Goodman learned the ropes from his late father, Gus, who was known as the "Furrier to the Designers," and worked with Norman Norell, Bonnie Cashin, Adele Simpson, Oscar de la Renta and Pauline Trigère, among others. In fact, the younger Goodman started out in the industry at the age of 11 or 12 working summers for his father, running deliveries to various designers. In the early Nineties, Gus Goodman provided fur trims for Mizrahi's signature collection. Over the years Mizrahi has had various fur licenses.
Mizrahi and Goodman were in talks long before Liz Claiborne tapped Mizrahi as creative director last week.
In an interview Tuesday, Goodman said Mizrahi's new collection will offer a fun take on fur instead of the serious tone that many designers have opted for. A few of his fur designs will be shown on the runway Feb. 6 when Mizrahi stages his fashion show. Goodman has developed a following for his featherweight furs that can be worn on their own or as layering pieces. He has also come up with such unlikely combinations as fur and chiffon. Goodman said of Mizrahi, "They say nothing is ever totally new in fashion but he is coming up with ideas that have never been seen in furs."
The 24 fine furs and fur accessories pieces will launch for fall 2008 in department stores, speciality stores and select fur salons. Wholesale prices will range from about $500 to $75,000.
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