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The week in fashion – 30 June


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01 July 2017

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

Shame faced…

Perpetual culture thieves Kylie and Kendall Jenner have been at it again this week with a range of poorly conceived t-shirts featuring their faces blazoned over iconic band images. Stealing the images of Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, the Doors and others, the sisters have received cease and desist notices from the bands or spokespeople for their estates for the misuse of intellectual property.  The Jenners issued apologies on Twitter, which is become a regular occurrence for them… Read Dazed’s take on the story.

This makes sense…

Gucci has announced a capsule collection with artist, and LCF BA photography alumna, Coco Capitan. Coco’s art first appeared on the AW17 catwalk with slogans such as common sense is not that common, what are we going to do with all this future? and I want to go back to believing a story. The capsule collection will feature leather accessories, t-shirts and hoodies.  Check out WWD’s report on the collaboration and see Coco’s work on the Art Wall in Milan.

Supreme madness…

Queues started forming at 2pm yesterday for the first drop of the much anticipated Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration this morning. With phones banned, id required and a strict purchase limit enforced, the Financial Times reported from the madness of the London launch for what has been billed as ‘the ultimate brand collaboration’.

Nike’s digital dominance…

Global number one footwear retailer Nike has formally announced that it will pilot selling directly through Amazon, the world’s number 1 commerce site. The move is estimated to increase Nike’s profits by $500million. Nike also announced that it is launching a project which will allow customers to shop directly through Instagram. Read BoF’s take on the plans.

Bye bye tie…

The House of Commons speaker announced this week that neckties were no longer mandatory attire for politicians.  Increasingly obsolete in fashion circles, this announcement could see necktie resigned to history and bring about a more progressive era for menswear. Simon Chilvers discusses in the Guardian.

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