Mo Industries designs, markets, and wholesales contemporary apparel and luxury basics under the Splendid and Ella Moss brands. The Company was founded in 1992 by Moise Emquies who wanted to create brands that addressed the lucrative voids in the fashion marketplace. The Ella Moss brand is a full line of ultra-feminine contemporary apparel with tops, skirts, dresses, pants, shorts, and bathing suits. The brand is popular among trendsetters and celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, and Scarlett Johansson.
In 2002, The Company introduced the Splendid brand with its use of luxurious fabrics for soft, comfortable knit basics with an emphasis on sexy fits and versatility. The Ella Moss and Splendid brands are sold at specialty stores and boutiques such as Scoops, Fred Segal, Ron Herman, Colette, and high-end department stores such as Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom.
Mo Industries engaged The Sage Group to explore M&A opportunities in the marketplace. Ultimately, the Company selected to recapitalize with Summit Partners and with VF Corporation acquiring one third of the capital stock.