Carly Cushnie Sadly Closes Her Namesake Label


Carly Cushnie is closing her namesake label after 12 years due to business struggles during the coronavirus pandemic. Cushnie originally partnered with Michelle Ochs on the brand when it was called Cushnie et Ochs, but the duo parted ways in 2018. Cushnie’s DNA always remained strong — it was a label we looked to (and many celebrities tapped) for dress wear and events. Unfortunately, as Carly Cushnie noted to Vogue, “I make clothes for people to go out and enjoy their lives in. I don’t make loungewear. I didn’t have the ability to just suddenly switch and entirely change what my brand does. That takes a great expense, to change the direction of a brand. Whether it’s the category or the price point, it’s a big undertaking and I wasn’t able to do it.”

Cushnie’s powerful letter to the fashion community has sparked a more important conversation surrounding the support of the industry,…

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