With so many new labels popping up each season, especially in New York, it can be difficult to distinguish the one-hit wonders from the viable businesses. With C.F. Goldman, the proof is in the list of buyers: The first collection, for spring 2015, was picked up by some of New York’s most influential boutiques, including Opening Ceremony, Assembly and In Support Of. But this is not designer Chelsea Goldman’s first go-around. In 2013, she started Skotison with a partner, which ended after two seasons. She says that line “didn’t really fit where I saw myself going,” so she set off on her own.


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