LONDON — Browns Fashion has always been known for taking chances on young talent: Founder Joan Burstein famously bought John Galliano’s entire graduate collection off the Central Saint Martins catwalk and helped to launch the careers of the young Hussein Chalayan and Manolo Blahnik, among others. Now, it’s hired CSM student Conner Ives to create a range of T-shirt dresses for the store.
Although the retailer may now have a different owner, branding, strategy — as well as an edgy new store called Browns East in east London — the store is staying true to its gutsy, independent-minded ethos.
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