EXPRESS, Inc. announced Express’s exclusive design collaboration with actress, model and designer Olivia Culpo. Incorporating Culpo’s take on power dressing and street style, the new Express x Olivia Culpo Collection delivers “GRL PWR” style and offers must-have wardrobe essentials for the girl-on-the-go.
Available in 300 stores and online at Express.com/OliviaCulpo on January 16, the Express x Olivia Culpo Collection is the first in a series of capsule collections that will be announced by Express throughout 2019. Culpo’s collection is comprised of 32 wearable, versatile pieces in bold colors and modern silhouettes, ranging in price from USD 35 – USD 138, and available in sizes 00-18 (tops in XS-XL). The collection offers blazers, biker shorts, jumpsuits, sweats, sequins, female empowerment t-shirts and more in a black and white colour palette with pops of red, pink and yellow.
“At Express, we outfit ambitious, driven people with fashion that inspires upward momentum in their lives. Our collection with Olivia does just that with pieces that allow women to dress confidently no matter where their day may take them. The robust assortment offers empowering fashion choices while remaining true to Olivia’s signature style,” said David Kornberg, Express President and CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with Olivia as she truly embodies both ‘GRL PWR’ and fearlessness, which come to life in the collection.”
“I’m excited to join forces with Express to introduce a versatile collection that women will feel great wearing whether they are off to an event or to brunch with their friends,” said Culpo. “The designs speak to female empowerment, to this idea that women stick together and become stronger because of it. Fashion has the ability to empower, and I believe this collection does just that.”
The Express x Olivia Culpo Collection was created in collaboration with Reunited Clothing, LLC.
Olivia Culpo has created a substantial platform in the modelling, beauty and fashion space. As a student at Boston University, Olivia entered Miss Rhode Island on a whim, and went on to win Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA, and Miss Universe, becoming the first winning contestant representing the United States in 15 years. She maintains a strong social media presence, including Instagram (3.6 million followers) and Twitter (234k followers) YouTube (over 38.8 million views). Olivia recently starred in the film Reprisal, as well as Model Squad, a docuseries on E! which followed models as they navigated the fashion industry and life in New York City. She was named a rookie model by Sports Illustrated and was featured in the magazine’s esteemed 2018 Swimsuit Issue. Outside of her career in entertainment, Olivia is a Global Ambassador of Pencils of Promise, and has traveled to Guatemala, where she visited a community and broke ground on a new Pencils of Promise school, devoted to improving children’s education. Olivia is also involved with Best Buddies, Project Sunshine and amfAR.
EXPRESS, Inc is a leading fashion destination and apparel brand for both women and men. Since 1980, Express has provided the latest apparel and accessories for work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out, offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality at an attractive value. The company operates more than 600 retail and factory outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as a best-in-class shopping experience through its website and mobile app. In addition, Express merchandise is available at franchise locations and online in Latin America.