Bill Blass Will Relaunch for Spring 2016

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Despite an ill-starred recent history, the Bill Blass label is planning a comeback. Then-designer Peter Som left the helm in 2008, the company was hit hard by the recession, and it shuttered its womenswear line two years ago. However, according to a statement released by Bill Blass today, the brand plans to relaunch under newly appointed president and COO Stuart M. Goldblatt, a veteran of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Lord & Taylor. Blass will relaunch men’s and women’s clothing for spring 2016 and then expand into further (unspecified) categories. Per a company rep, a creative director will oversee the men’s and women’s collections, but that person has yet to be named. Young American design hopefuls, start your engines!

Bill Blass Will Relaunch for Spring 2016