Activewear clothing line, Ivy Park, is reported to now be wholly owned by Beyonce. The superstar musician is believed to have cut ties with the original co-funder of the brand, Sir Phillip Green. Their partnership saw Ivy Park launched at and stocked in TopShop stores worldwide. But now, following allegations of his inappropriate conduct, Beyonce has bought out Green’s shares in the business.
In October 2018, the 66-year-old was named in a British parliamentary sitting as the businessman at the centre of a row over allegations of inappropriate conduct and non-disclosure agreements. It’s claimed that Green attempted to gag a local newspaper from publishing reports that he sexually harassed, bullied and racially abused staff.
Green, who owns the Arcadia Group, denied the allegations, saying any remarks he might have made, had been ‘banter’.
However, as more stories of his alleged misbehaviour emerged, fans called on Beyonce to end the business partnership with Green;, which she has now done.
Ivy Park was launched in 2016, as a joint venture between Beyonce and Green’s Topshop.
Following the buy-out, Ivy Park now operates solely under Beyonce’s company Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. It’s available worldwide through the online store, and at retailers such as Nordstrom, Selfridges, Topshop and Net-a-Porter.