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First Look: Band of Outsiders Designs Uniforms for New Barneys Eatery Freds

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"The bartenders are wearing engineered jumpsuits, a workwear reference gussied up," says designer Scott Sternberg

This story first appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Freds -- opening in Barney Greengrass' former fifth-floor space at Barneys Beverly Hills in early October -- has partnered with Band of Outsiders, one of the store's darling lines, for its uniforms.

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"The bartenders are wearing engineered jumpsuits, a workwear reference gussied up," says Band designer Scott Sternberg, a Greengrass regular during his pre-fashion life as a CAA agent ("It was all about those crunchy, crunchy breadsticks").

As for the waitstaff: "They are simple uniforms, subtly colorblocked. It's a democratic approach, meant to fit any silhouette, not just some waifish model."

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