Beyonce Knowles Signs a Joint Venture With Fashion Industry Leaders, The Rabin Family
Expectations High for a Ready-to-Wear Line
NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- International film and recording star, Beyonce Knowles, today announces a joint venture with Arthur and Jason Rabin. This partnership will provide the infrastructure for licensing and brand management to the new Beyonce fashion label. In turn, Beyonce Knowles and her mother, Tina, will play an active role in the creative direction and inspiration for the collections. Beyonce Knowles had this to say, "My mother and I share a love of fashion and style, and with this brand we're going to be able to share our vision of what is truly beautiful. Our line will consist of fashions that I enjoy wearing and I want them to be appealing to my fans as well. It is a real pleasure to team up with the very successful Rabin family and I feel that together we will be able to create something really special." Jason Rabin, President and Founder of Kids Headquarters said, "We are ecstatic about working with Beyonce and Tina Knowles. Over the years, we have enjoyed many successful collaborations with creative companies and dynamic individuals, but this venture is particularly exciting for us because we are working as a team to create a brand from it's very inception. Beyonce is a world-class entertainer, known and followed by fans all over the globe. She has great style and brings her own natural beauty to the project. This is a winner from the start." As a founding member of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time, Beyonce is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop music. Beyonce's burgeoning career as an actress began in 2001 with lead roles in films such as Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Austin Powers In Goldmember and The Fighting Temptations. Beyonce has earned numerous accolades including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards, and the prestigious NAACP Image Award. When Beyonce won the 2001 ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award, she became the first African-American woman -- and the second woman ever -- to receive that honor. Wear me Apparel/Kids Headquarters was founded by Arthur and Jason Rabin and is considered to be one of the largest privately held designers and marketers of apparel in the U.S. with sales exceeding $700mm. The company creates merchandise for such esteemed brands as Kenneth Cole, Timberland, Rocawear, Ecko Unltd., Skechers U.S.A., Nickelodeon and The Walt Disney Company.
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