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It's been quite an emotional roller coaster for Band of Outsiders superfans. Following founder Scott Sternberg's announcement that the celeb-beloved line was shuttering, Luxembourg-based CLCC swiftly snapped up the LA brand and confirmed that the show would go on sans Sternberg. Now, WWD reports that Band's Belgium parent company is bringing the label in spring 2017 and eyeing potential storefronts in Los Angeles.
Band 2.0 will have a "new, exciting" feel and will keep the same high-end price point, with the goal of returning to the shelves of Colette, Opening Ceremony, and other cult-cool boutiques, notes the fashion trade pub. CLCC managing director Antony Verbaeys explains that the new team of yet-to-be-named designers and creatives is "shuttling" between LA and Europe, and that the line will continue to be produced in both locations.
Sternberg has yet to reveal his next move; the trade pub also reports that his old label's design team declined to join Band 2.0 out of "loyalty" to their former boss. Suffice to say we're very, very curious to see what he unrolls from his sleeves.