Los Angeles-based contemporary label L’Agence has appointed Jeffrey Rudes as chief executive officer, effective today. L’Agence was launched in 2008 with Rudes as a cofounder and financier. In his new role, Rudes is reteaming with Albert Schami, president, to evolve the label into a multiproduct, multichannel lifestyle collection comprising women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags, cosmetics and fragrance. Rudes cofounded J Brand denim, where Schami served as chief operating officer and partner.
The L’Agence collection is composed of dresses, knit and woven sportswear, blouses, sweaters, Ts and jeans. The denim offering, a complement to the collection, has shown tremendous growth over the last two years and has been a major volume-driver of the brand. Given Rudes and Schami’s track record with J Brand, look for the category to grow significantly in the coming months.
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