Well here’s some big fashion news to start off 2017! Authentic Brands Group (ABG) today announced a big partnership with Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger for the luxury accessories brand, Judith Leiber. Ocleppo Hilfiger, who comes on as co-owner, global brand ambassador, and creative director. will team up with ABG to develop the core collections while extending its reach into new categories, distribution channels, and territories.
Nick Woodhouse, president and CMO of ABG, said, “Dee’s style and creative influence will infuse the brand with a new and relevant outlook The partnership brings a real opportunity to expand the Judith Leiber footprint across the fashion, fragrance and accessories industries.”
In addition to Judith Leiber handbags, footwear and eyewear, Ocleppo Hilfiger will oversee expansion into apparel, jewelry, and beauty. The first Judith Leiber X Dee Ocleppo capsule collection is planned to launch in stores and online in Holiday 2017. “I am excited to join forces with ABG,” said Ocleppo Hilfiger. “I have always been a tremendous fan of Judith Leiber and look forward to lending my creativity and experience in the fashion and accessories industry to the brand.”
Ocleppo Hilfiger launched her first luxury handbag collection in 2012, which earned herthe “Rising Star Award” for accessories from Fashion Group International. In the last five years, she has developed a celebrity following for her accessories that includes Beyoncé, Alicia Keyes, and Pippa Middleton. Her husband is Tommy Hilfiger.