BISOULIS BRANCHES OUT: While management at Becky Bisoulis in Chicago searches for a new designer, Judy Hornby, who helped out there for a brief time, is enhancing her own business in New York, and plans...
BISOULIS BRANCHES OUT: While management at Becky Bisoulis in Chicago searches for a new designer, Judy Hornby, who helped out there for a brief time, is enhancing her own business in New York, and plans to launch a dress line for spring. As reported, Hornby assisted in designing the Becky Bisoulis line shortly before the designer died last month. Hornby will continue to act as a consultant to the social occasion dress firm, but a head designer is expected to be hired within a month, she said.The 12-piece dress line for spring features fabrics such as viscose, rayon, silk jersey and linen. The line will wholesale for $90 to $200. Hornby expects the dresses to generate $1.5 million the first season.
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