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The week in fashion – 26 May


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26 May 2017

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

Louis Vuitton’s less than model behaviour…

Model Ulrikke Louise Lahn Høyer posted an open letter on Facebook this week calling out Louis Vuitton after they criticised her appearance, advised her to fast for 24hrs then cancelled her res show. The Guardian discussed the subject of model welfare and discussed the sea change around model mistreatment and quotes model activist and casting whistleblower James Scully.

Topshop makes a splash…

Topshop marked the start of summer with the launch of ‘Splash’, an incredible 360 immersive looping waterslide that uses Occulus Rift technology.  Read The Drum’s review of the launch which encompasses virtual reality, scent and experimental events.

Not any slump, but an M&S slump…

High street stalwart M&S announced a 60% drop in pre tax profits this week which caused press and business analysts to question what can M&S do to turn things around.  Read the Independent’s take on the issue.


As the world reeled from the horrific attack in Manchester this week. Manchester based retailer donated £100,000 to the victim relief fund and altered their website banner to include the I ♥ MCR logo. A fitting tribute that will raise awareness and support among their young audience base.  Draper’s reports.

Almost royal…

The Daily Telegraph reports that British designer, Giles Deacon, created a bespoke wedding dress for royal sister Pippa Middleton this week.  The designer said “It’s a privilege to show the craftsmanship that my team produces in London and a real testament to Pippa’s support of British fashion”.

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