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The week in fashion – 28 April

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28 April 2017

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

Best companies to work for

Business of Fashion released their first annual report The Best Companies To Work For In Fashion. They interviewed 2600 fashion industry professionals from 190 companies about their place of work. The report ranks the top 16 companies on rewards & benefits, leadership & development and culture & working environment.

Gucci responds reported Gucci’s creative director’s response to plagiarism claims from Central Saint Martins student Pierre-Louis Auvray.  Auvray said  “I am just a student working hard on building my own stuff and the last thing we need as young creatives is to be ripped off,” while Alessandro Michelle said he would be  open to discussing the situation with Auvray directly.

Christian Dior Couture sold…

Daily Telegraph reported that shares in Christian Dior jumped after the label was bought by the LVMH group for £10billion.

First Monday in May… tells us everything we need to know about Monday’s upcoming Met Gala. The theme this year is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, the first time since 1983 that a living designer has been the sole subject of the Met’s fashion exhibit. Make sure to follow Vogue’s Instagram account on Monday for exclusive insights into the .

How do I look?…

Amazon are targeting the fashion selfie market with their Amazon Echo Look which photographs and rates your outfits. That Clueless wardrobe may be closer than we think as Fashion & Mash discusses the yet to be launched product. Issues around privacy and data are minefields however as reported by The Verge.


During Fashion Revolution Week there has been lots of discussion around transparency in fashion production and Professor Frances attended Fashion Question Time at the House of Commons. Refinery29 reports on the disparity between garment work salaries and the cost of production.

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