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ORPHANED…: Husband and wife design team Swaim and Christina Hutson revealed the closing of Obedient Sons LLC on Wednesday due to problems with their majority investor, said to be Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt. “For the last year, we have continuously fought to maintain daily operations and have exhausted all alternatives and at this point we need to move on,” said Swaim Hutson. The collection, called Obedient Sons & Daughters, began with the men’s line Obedient Sons in 2002 and expanded to women’s wear (Daughters) in 2007. The line was known for its tailored, boyish styles — editorial favorites of late. Lest this be chalked up to another case of loss for the little guy, there’s an optimistic twist to the story: The Hutsons will launch an independently owned sibling venture for fall with a show on Feb. 14 during New York Fashion Week. According to a spokesperson, the couple had been designing the new collection, the name of which will be revealed once the invitations are sent out, while working on Obedient Sons & Daughters. While it will also feature men’s and women’s wear, it is reportedly not a revision of the original collection. As they say, out with the old, in with the new.
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