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New York Fashion Week: Band of Outsiders' runway return suffers by comparison

New York Fashion Week: Band of Outsiders' runway return suffers by comparison

Let’s get one thing out of the way at the outset: comparing the Band of Outsiders label that came down the runway here Sept. 10 during New York Fashion Week to the one Scott Sternberg helmed until it shuttered in May of last year is like saying that “The Joy of Cooking” and “Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes” are sort of the same book because they both mention lamb.

It is true that CLCC SA, the Luxembourg-based fashion investment company backing the re-booted Band brand, owns the intellectual property of the label launched in 2004. And it’s also true that the names are nearly identical; the original was “Band of Outsiders” (an homage to...

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