By  on March 11, 2011

Dana Buchman and Sigrid Olsen, two high-profile sportswear designers who at one time had significant businesses under Liz Claiborne Inc., found themselves at a crossroads when Claiborne abruptly closed their then-struggling divisions in 2008. Buchman’s sportswear line, which had been aimed at the bridge customer, was licensed by Claiborne to Kohl’s Corp. as an exclusive moderate brand, while Olsen’s art-inspired sportswear business was shuttered after failing to find a buyer.

WWD caught up with both women recently to talk about their new careers and how they’re faring in their second acts.

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