In 2011, approximately three percent of the clothing sold in the U.S. was actually manufactured here, according to a report from the American Apparel and Footwear Association. In 1960, that number was 95 percent. Legendary New York original, fashion designer B. Michael is committed to a collection Made-in-America. His newest collection, b michael AMERICA RED, is available in 10 Macy’s stores.

“I am excited by the opportunity to share my point of view of Advanced American Style with a broader audience. We are especially pleased to have Macy’s as the retailer to launch the collection — the quintessential American Department Store,” he shares.

b michael AMERICA RED takes inspiration from the dramatic looks that the designer created through his collaboration with costume designer Ruth Carter for Whitney Houston in the upcoming film SPARKLE, which released nationwide August  2012. Priced between $155 and $400 the collection features dresses, some with sleek jacket options that seamlessly transition from daytime to evening.  These easy-to-wear pieces offer a contemporary spin on the designer’s signature aesthetic with clean lines, retro-inspired feminine silhouettes, dramatic sleeves and striking necklines providing a modern and versatile twist.  Neutral tones and solids figure prominently in the color palette, with bold prints making an appearance in key pieces.

b michael AMERICA RED Ready to Wear collection available in the following MACY’S locations:
Macy’s Herald Square, New York, New York
Macy’s Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia
Macy’s State Street, Chicago, Illinois
Macy’s Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Macy’s Metro Center, Washington DC
Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco, California
Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California
Macy’s Lenox Square, Atlanta, Georgia
Macy’s Dadeland, Miami, Florida