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Christian Siriano is an award-winning fashion designer who has just been named creative director of a new brand called C. Wonder that is launching in Spring of 2023.  

According to a statement from Robert W. D’Loren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xcel Brands, “Bringing Christian on board to lead the transformation of C. Wonder by Christian Siriano is another key step in the creation of a live-selling ecosystem that connects our brands directly with consumers. Christian’s sophisticated aesthetic, creative vision and vibrant personality have made him one of America’s most respected young designers and we’re confident he’ll bring a renewed sense of excitement to C. Wonder as we solidify our leadership within the fast-growing livestream marketplace.” 

About Christian Siriano 

Award-winning CFDA designer Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design, the collection is shown each season at New York Fashion Week and sold in retailers across the globe. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in NYC and, in 2018, “The Curated NYC” opened in Midtown Manhattan. Now Siriano’s most recent retail venture, “The Collective West,” has opened in Westport, CT. Siriano was named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People for his leading contributions to body diversity on the runway and red carpet. He is also the youngest person to ever appear on Crain’s “40 Under 40” list and a member of Forbes’ “30 Under 30.” 

About Xcel Brands 

Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: XELB) is a media and consumer products company engaged in the design, production, marketing, livestreaming, wholesale distribution and direct-to-consumer sales of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, fine jewelry, home goods and other consumer products, and the acquisition of dynamic consumer lifestyle brands. Xcel was founded in 2011 with a vision to reimagine shopping, entertainment and social media as one thing. Xcel owns the Judith Ripka, Halston, LOGO by Lori Goldstein, and C. Wonder brands and a minority stake in the Isaac Mizrahi brand. It also owns and manages the Longaberger brand through its controlling interest in Longaberger Licensing LLC. Xcel is pioneering a true omni-channel sales strategy that includes the promotion and sale of products under its brands through interactive television, digital livestream shopping, brick-and-mortar retail and e-commerce channels. The company’s brands have generated in excess of $3 billion in retail sales via livestreaming in interactive television and digital channels alone. 

About C. Wonder 

C. Wonder was imagined to offer an almost magical customer experience. The product assortment includes apparel and accessories basics and also home and entertaining products, all with a cosmopolitan slant and available at an incredible value. The secret ingredient of C. Wonder is a selection of new and unexpected products that surprise and delight. C. Wonder by Christian Siriano offers amazing products at great prices and promises to transport our customers to a place they have never been. 

Information originally sourced from Business Wire.