Remember Tracy Feith? The designer was an early favorite of Michelle Obama’s, his Target collection was a hit, and he had standalone boutiques in New York and L.A…until he inexplicably fell off the face of the earth back in 2010. His boutiques closed and it turned out he owed over $200,000 to landlords in NYC and Montauk.
While we still don’t know the reason behind his mysterious disappearance from the fashion business, the designer seems to be making a comeback. For real.
A little scoop in this morning’s WWD informs us that he’s been consulting Toms shoes founder Blake Mycoskie for “months” and has officially signed on as a designer for the footwear brand. He’ll focus on Toms+ a new higher-end label, presumably comparable to The Row collaboration.
The position is a full time one, which seems odd to us considering Feith has always been a women’s clothing designer. Elle recently reported that Feith would “make his long awaited return to fashion” with a capsule collection for new Nolita boutique Warm–though that deal may have gone down before Feith’s gig at Toms became official.
Regardless, we’re glad to hear Tracy Feith is alive and well and making cute things we’ll most likely be able to buy pretty soon!