Each week LCF News brings you a round-up of the most interesting stories impacting the fashion industry.
Colette to close after 20 years
The home of cool and new trends in Paris is to close after 20 years. The Parisian boutique is closing its doors after two decades of influencing fashion in Paris and globally. Founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux – who lived above the retail space with her daughter Sarah Andelman, the current creative director of the store – announced the store would be closing on 20 December 2017 via Instagram. Colette said, “As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on Dec 20 of this year.” Saint Laurent is rumoured to have expressed an interest in the site once it becomes vacant.
Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin. Après vingt années exceptionnelles, colette devrait définitivement fermer ses portes le 20 décembre prochain. Colette Roussaux arrive à l'âge où il est temps de prendre son temps ; or, colette ne peut exister sans Colette. Des échanges ont lieu avec Saint Laurent et nous serions fiers qu'une Marque aussi prestigieuse, avec qui nous avons régulièrement collaboré au fil des années, reprenne notre adresse. Nous sommes ravis du grand intérêt que Saint Laurent a montré dans ce projet, ce qui pourrait constituer une très belle opportunité pour nos salariés. Jusqu’au dernier jour, rien ne changera. colette continuera de se renouveler toutes les semaines comme d’habitude, avec une sélection unique et de nombreuses collaborations, également disponibles sur notre site colette.fr Nous vous remercions pour votre confiance, et à bientôt chez colette, jusqu’au 20 décembre! #colette BREAKING NEWS As all good things must come to an end, after twenty wonderful years, colette should be closing its doors on December 20th of this year. Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and colette cannot exist without Colette. Negotiations are under way with Saint Laurent and we would be proud to have a Brand with such a history, with whom we have frequently collaborated, taking over our address. We are happy of the serious interest expressed by Saint Laurent in this project, and it could also represent a very good opportunity for our employees. Until our last day, nothing will change. colette will continue to renew itself each week with exclusive collaborations and offerings, also available on our website colette.fr We thank you for your support and see you soon at colette–until December 20th!
Burberry among companies committing to 100% clean energy
While much of the world worries (rightfully) about Donald Trump trying to pull America out of the Paris Climate Summit, Burberry along with one hundred of the world’s biggest companies have committed to sourcing all of its electricity from clean energy by 2022. Burberry is joined by Akzo Nobel, AXA and Carlsberg. 100 members of the committee also include 30 global Fortune 500 companies. Will Burberry’s decision spark a chain of other fashion powerhouses to follow as sustainability in the industry continues to grow steam?
Louis Vuitton cancels all Supreme pop-ups and drops
Only two weeks ago we were talking about one of the most anticipated collaborations of the year, now we’ve seen a drastic U-turn. After successfully launching in London, Sydney, Beijing, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo, the next stage was supposed to happen in New York Friday 14 July, instead, Louis Vuitton has cancelled everything. Late on Tuesday, the Parisian house’s client services confirmed in an email to Hypebeast that the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection “will no longer be sold in any stores or online.”
Gucci in copyright firing line, again
Only three weeks have passed since Gucci received widespread criticism for copying an iconic design by Harlem couturier Daniel Day, known professionally as Dapper Dan. It seems that things are only going to get worse for the Italian fashion house after WWD reported that two graphic designers from New Zealand and Australia are claiming that Gucci also copied their designs, with versions of their logos appearing on items like T-shirts and tote bags. The artists claim that they’ve been trying to contact Gucci for weeks.
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