Carly Cushnie Announces Closure of Namesake Label

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Carly Cushnie Announces Closure of Namesake Label By Nandi Howard ·October 29, 2020October 29, 2020

While the world has continued to live this year through a global pandemic, daily, there is news of what this unprecedented virus has affected. Carly Cushnie, CEO and Creative Director of Cushnie announced that she will be closing down the doors of her label, citing COVID-19 as the reason.

“The effects of Covid-19 have hurt my business beyond repair, and it is with great sadness that I share Cushnie will be closing its doors,” Cushnie wrote in a letter sent to the media Wednesday morning. Cushnie’s designs have been seen on celebrities like Beyonce and Michelle Obama along with the designer being appointed to the Board of Directors of the CFDA.

The work from the label exuded a mod yet structured take on today’s fashion design. Mastering the art of monochromatic selects and silky silhouettes, Carly Cushie was a force in the industry. Most importantly, she was apart of a very small community of Black women who sit at the helm of a luxury fashion house. “One of the great ironies of the fashion industry is that while it caters to and profits from women, it has never felt like an industry that supports them. This is especially true…


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