COLLECTIVE FORCE: Launch Collective, the New York agency that offers business strategy and financial management for fledgling designers, is extending its reach to include a full-service sales showroom. Called The Collective, the showroom is located at 495 Broadway and will open for fall with eight collections, including House of Waris, Creatures of Comfort and Tanya Taylor. Partners Shira Sue Carmi, Dan Otero and Rob Spira opened Launch Collective six years ago and have worked with labels such as Monique Pean, Philip Crangi and Lemlem by Liya Kebede. They have hired Anja Tyson, who has worked in sales at Suno and Opening Ceremony, as director of sales.
February 7, 2013