NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury Italian designer Bruno Magli is relaunching its beloved Women's line after a three-year hiatus in the United States for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season and has named actress, director, artist and humanitarian Lucy Liu as the brand's ambassador.
Keeping in line with the heritage of Bruno Magli, the debut Collection will feature signature hardware and ornamentation, as well as exquisite detailing in leather, patent leather and calf suede. The shoes, which will be produced in Bruno Magli's heritage colors such as nudes and blacks, as well as brights for fall will have a very distinctive look with inspiration taken from the brand's archives.
Bruno Magli is designing for a strong, powerful and confident woman in the rejuvenation of the line. The Collection will include both heels and flats, with a basic pump starting at $450 and a high boot retailing for approximately $1,100.
"The Bruno Magli Women's Collection has historically been sold at better department stores including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue and with this relaunch we will respond to the loyal customer demands for its return," said Michael DeVirgilio, President of Marquee Brands, the parent company to Bruno Magli.
Lucy Liu, a fashion icon in her own right and longtime friend of the brand, is partnering with Bruno Magli as it returns to its roots. As part of the relaunch, Liu and Bruno Magli will collaborate to release a style in her namesake. As a UNICEF Ambassador since 2004, involving herself in its campaigns and initiatives, Liu has been influential in supporting the organization's mission of saving and improving children's lives worldwide. As part of her partnership, Liu will be donating a portion of her proceeds to benefit UNICEF.
"I am honored to partner with Bruno Magli on its Women's Collection and the creation of the 'Lucy Shoe'. The opportunity to creatively explore my lifelong love of shoes with a brand I respect and admire is a dream opportunity. I hope everyone enjoys this shoe as much as we enjoyed designing it," said Liu. "As a UNICEF Ambassador, I've seen UNICEF's work first-hand to support children around the world. I am proud to be making a donation to UNICEF's programs which provide lifesaving resources that save and protect the world's most vulnerable children."
"Lucy is sophisticated, gorgeous, multi-talented and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to fashion. She completely embodies the spirit and class of the brand, representing the millions of women who have stepped into Bruno Magli shoes for decades," said Cory M. Baker, Chief Operating Officer of Marquee Brands. "We couldn't be more pleased to have her on-board for the 2016 Campaign and for the release of the 'Lucy'."
About Bruno Magli
Since its inception in 1936, Bruno Magli® has created refined, handcrafted footwear and fine leather goods for those who appreciate elegant design and impeccable craftsmanship. The brand continues to evolve its longstanding heritage by reinventing luxury essentials for a new generation. For more information visit www.brunomagli.com
About Marquee Brands
Marquee Brands is a brand acquisition, licensing and development company. Sponsored by Neuberger Berman Private Equity, a business of Neuberger Berman, one of the world's leading employee-controlled investment managers, Marquee Brands targets high quality brands with strong consumer awareness and long-term growth potential. Marquee Brands seeks to identify brands in various consumer product segments with the goal of expanding their reach across retail channel, geography and product category while preserving the brand heritage and enhancing the ultimate consumer experience. Through its global team of professionals and partners, Marquee Brands monitors trends and markets in order to grow and manage brands in partnership with retailers, licensees and manufacturers through engaging, impactful marketing and strategic planning. For more information visit www.marqueebrands.com
For Bruno Magli and Marquee Brands:
Amanda Greenberg, 954.599.6060, [email protected]
SOURCE Marquee Brands