Republic Launches Label With Fashion Designer John Varvatos
February 18, 2014 at 2:01 PM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS took to TWITTER to announce that its teaming with fashion designer JOHN VARVATOS to formally launch JOHN VARVATOS RECORDS in 2014. VARVATOS will personally serve as the curator and president of the label, spearheading the signing of new acts and the release of high-profile reissues and compilations.
“JOHN VARVATOS is one of the most iconic and important brands in fashion," REPUBLIC RECORDS Founder, Chairman/CEO MONTE LIPMAN said. "When CHARLIE WALK brought this deal to our attention, I felt it instantly exemplified the ethos our company was founded upon. We look forward to embarking on a new journey with one of fashion’s foremost figures.”
“JOHN is the only fashion icon I know who has music imbedded into his brand," EVP CHARLIE WALK added. "His appreciation for music along with his incredible taste and texture makes him the perfect partner where music and fashion collide in the truest sense.”
“Music has always been my big passion and an energy force in my life," VARVATOS said. "As a result, my brand is deeply rooted in it as well. The connection between fashion and music is undeniable and symbiotic. In REPUBLIC RECORDS, I have found the perfect partner to create a new music platform. Their success stands unparalleled when it comes to finding and nurturing new talent.”