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The week in fashion – 19 May


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20 May 2017

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Each week LCF News brings you a round up of the most interesting stories impacting the fashion industry.

Groceries and garments…

Sainsbury’s is now the UK’s 10th largest clothing retailer with sales reaching £1billion. The BoF reports that they are now a major threat to the UK high street. Will you be picking up you shoes next time you pop in for some shopping?


Instagram and Facebook have been copying Snapchat ever since their failed attempt to purchase the app but with this week’s roll out of Instagram face filters does this mean the end for Snapchat? Manrepeller discusses.

Changes ahead at Vogue…

Vogue’s esteemed fashion director, Lucinda Chambers announced that she will leave Vogue after 36 years. The news follows the resignation of long term editor Alexander Shulman heralding in exciting new times for Vogue under Edward Enninful.

Cultural insensitivity at Chanel…

Chanel has been accused of ‘a new level of ignorance’ over their £1100 branded boomerang according to the Daily Telegraph. Academics, social media commentators and members of the Aboriginal community hit out at the brand of appropriating their culture for corporate gain.  The boomerang is part of Chanel’s ‘sporting’ catalogue that includes £330 tennis balls and an £1800 tennis racket.

Body confidence backfire …

Laura Craik in the Guardian discusses how Dove’s body shape bottles missed the mark with customers. As a brand based on empowerment and acceptance Dove annoyed customers with their limited edition bottles which were deemed patronising and insulting. The line is no longer going in to production.

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