Paramount Pictures and Los Angeles-based apparel company and high-end goth fashion house La Femme en Noir have announced today a licensing partnership for the Sleepy Hollow property for apparel and accessories, which kicks off with an exclusive Winter Collection.
“La Femme en Noir is the first female people of color-owned fashion house to enter into the world of major studio licensing,” said La Femme en Noir co-owner and designer Micheline Pitt, who along with co-owner and designer Lynh Haaga have brought the Sleepy Hollow Winter Collection of apparel, purses and accessories to life via their Los Angeles-based fashion company.
“It is really unique with a very specific style that is unlike anything done before,” expounded Pitt of the Sleepy Hollow Winter Collection, which is based on the immensely popular 1999 film. “For it, Lynh and I recreated a wearable version of Katrina’s magical black and white striped dress from the film, with much attention to detail, down to the lace detailing. We also created an original toile print featuring our take on several iconic images from the film, like the Hessian Skull, the Crone, the Iron Maiden and the jack-o’-lantern scarecrow, just to name a few. The collection infuses not only the Victorian aesthetics of Sleepy Hollow, but also a little 80s punk. And for our accessories, one of the stand-out pieces is our 3D replica of the jack-o’-lantern scarecrow head, which has been fashioned into a fully functional purse.”
As for the continued expansion of both La Femme en Noir and its sister company Vixen by Micheline Pitt (who recently announced a licensing deal with Paramount for Pet Sematary), Pitt offered of both apparel companies’ plans, “La Femme en Noir is excited to soon announce more properties in collaboration with the illustrious Paramount Pictures, with more film studios to soon follow. We are also thrilled to help change the landscape of what licensing looks like, with unique designs and collections that are fresh and exhilarating in the world of licensed apparel.”
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ABOUT LE FEMME EN NOIR:
Micheline Pitt is an established artist and designer who had cut her teeth in the fashion industry over the past 10+ years. For many of those, she was the creator and designer behind a well-known indie brand before branching off to begin her own company, Vixen by Micheline Pitt in 2016.
Taking inspiration from 1950s bad girls, vintage aesthetic, and 80’s flair, Micheline launched Vixen to showcase her creative talents, as well as her ability to create high quality fashion to showcase the female form no matter the size. Micheline is proud to offer “Good Things for Bad Girls” available in sizes xs-4x.
With the success of Vixen, Micheline has gone on to create partnerships with other high end brands includes, Hollywood beauty industry legend Julie Hewett, Ben Cooper, Love Pain and Stitches, cult comic book creator Ryan Heshka, as well as frequently collaborating with brands for her own namesake collections. In 2017 she teamed up with long-time friend Lynh Haaga and launched La Femme en Noir, a solo brand that focuses on delicate and dark designs for the glamorously gothic.