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“When trends inspire the way we live, they become fashion. This is true whether you’re selecting an outfit or choosing items for your home. At KathyIreland.com, we believe fashion is both color and a destination. How? Easy. It’s the colors you choose for yourself and the destination that you want to visit with your apparel.”
NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It’s one of the most treasured stories in fashion trade history, how a bit over two decades ago, Kathy Ireland launched what is now according to Forbes Magazine, a $2.5 Billion annual grossing empire. kathy ireland® Worldwide was launched with a $50,000 loan and a desire to design a better pair of socks. That footwear success, which long ago surpassed sales of over one hundred million pairs, propelled her to the position of one of the world’s leading lifestyle designers with over 17,000 SKUs and dominance in many key areas of fashion, household goods and beauty products.
Now listed at the 31st most powerful brands by License Global Magazine, Kathy Ireland is jumping back into socks with an exclusive deal with KISS Legwear Group Inc., to manufacture kathy ireland® Legwear, which the kiWW® CEO and Chief Designer will conceive and market. The first collection for Spring 2016 will premiere in the company’s New York showroom located at 10 West 33rd St. Suite 610, Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7. KISS Legwear Group, a division of the ETC Group, is known for innovative and high quality Legwear.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the iconic kathy ireland® brand and to bring to the market the latest in legwear looks and designs.Robin Kelz, and our fabulous design team look forward to working with Kathy and her amazing team to develop the highest quality legwear in the marketplace. We are very blessed and excited to have this fantastic opportunity,” said Robert Sussman, President of KISS Legwear Group, a Division of ETC Group Inc.
“It is a great joy to move forward with Robert Sussman, Robin Kelz and the entire team at KISS Legwear Group. We watched this jewel of a company develop other licensing properties into great success stories. We have wonderful dreams and aspirations for this relationship. In our history, beginning with John and Marilyn Moretz, our brand has sold over 100 million pairs of socks. John and Marilyn join all of us in welcoming KISS Legwear Group to the kathy ireland® Worldwide group of fashion partners,” says Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide.
About kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®):
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,”
“...finding solutions for people in love™,” and
“...finding solutions for people in business™,” translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.
Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally, by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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