Band of Outsiders is about to make a comeback — but without founder Scott Sternberg.
The once-popular brand that shuttered its business last summer is on the fashion calendar to show a men’s and women’s spring collection during New York Fashion Week next month. The label is scheduled to host a runway show on Saturday, Sept. 10, according to an early listing on the calendar.
According to sources, the label’s owner, Belgian fashion fund CLCC SA, has handed the brand to a team of designers who will present a spring collection of contemporary apparel and accessories which will be targeted to high-end retailers such as Barneys New York.
Last June, the 11-year-old, Los Angeles-based fashion brand canceled all of its fall orders, laid off its staff and closed its New York City flagship. The brand was unable to repay a $2.5 million credit line from CLCC. A public auction was held shortly after and although there were several bids, none were large enough to cover the debt so CLCC retained ownership of the brand. The fund said the plan was to restart the label.
CLCC could not be reached for comment to discuss its plans for the relaunch but according to published reports at the end of 2015, the brand will retain its Southern California aesthetic.