>> Scott Sternberg Debuting Lower-Priced Women's Line in September —Prices for Scott Sternberg's coveted menswear-inspired women's line, Boy., currently hover in the range of $135 for a tee to $1,750 for a boyfriend blazer. In March, Sternberg told the Wall Street Journal he was working on a second women's line, girl., which would be less expensive and with a more feminine bent. It sounds like girl. will be shown during New York Fashion Week — The Business of Fashion reports that the line will make its debut in September. [BOF]
Scott Sternberg left his job as a Hollywood talent agent to start Band of Outsiders seven years ago, and in 2007 launched Boy., his menswear-inspired women's collection. The 35-year-old LA-based designer has no plans to stop growing — he aims to increase his business from $12 million to $40 million over the next few years through expanding Boy. (from two collections per year to four) and launching girl., a lower-priced, more feminine line.
Despite his fast rise through the fashion ranks (in 2009 he tied with Calvin Klein's Italo Zucchelli for the CFDA menswear designer of the year award), Sternberg is happy to skip out on New York's fashion scene in favor of living in Los Angeles, where he keeps out of the fray:
"If I was here in New York in this mix influenced by the same thing all these people are influenced by, the edge would be gone," he told the WSJ. "This [LA] bubble is vital to being able to do something that is not informed by fashion."
See the fall 2010 Band of Outsiders/Boy. collection images here.
>> Seven years since quitting his job as a Hollywood agent at CAA to launch Band of Outsiders, Scott Sternberg is ready to transform his $12 million business into a $40 million one in the next three years.
To do that, he's in the midst of expanding Boy., his menswear-inspired women's collection launched in 2007, and he has a second women's collection, girl., a less expensive, more feminine line, in the works. He's also increasing the number of women's collections produced from two to four per year.
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