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Cynthia Steffe is making a comeback with her new contemporary label Cluny, which will debut this month—targeting stores including Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue for fall. What? Cynthia Steffe is making a comeback? Yup. The designer left her name and her label with backers Bernard Chaus in 2006—and while the brand Cynthia Steffe has still be around in the last five years, Steffe the designer has been working on consulting and independent projects. According to WWD:
The collection features easy dressing with an edge, incorporating lots of streetwear references such as leather leggings, oversize knits and jackets. There’s a fur-collar black leather jacket, a Mongolian fur vest, a brown leather fur collar jacket, and a rabbit jacket with fox sleeves that can be easily thrown over the more feminine dresses, which range from black or cream lace tiered ones, to an olive style with silver embroidered detail. Several of the day-to-evening pieces have crochet embellishments, such as a gray cotton maxidress with crochet sleeves and back detail. For fall, the collection wholesales from $49 for a simple T-shirt to $199 for a dress. Fur and leather jackets will be priced higher. The company’s label is designed with the name Cluny (which is a type of lace) printed on a piece of lace.The wholesale prices peg the retail prices at around $150 to $200 for a T-shirt to around $600 or $700 for a dress.
· Cynthia Steffe Returns with Cluny [WWD]