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The week in fashion – 6 July


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07 July 2017

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

More disruption at Lanvin…

It was announced that artistic director Bouchra Jarrar is to leave beleaguered brand Lanvin just 16 months after her appointment. Lack of support and investment have been blamed for the brand’s failings and revenue has fallen by 23% since 2016. Jarrar failed to replicate the success of her much loved predecessor Albert Elbaz. Read the Business of Fashion’s analysis of the situation.

Welcome the new guard…

Incoming Vogue editor Edward Enninful announced that Naomi Campbell, Steve McQueen and Grace Coddington will be joining Kate Moss as contributing editors to the title. The announcements follow the appointment of Venetia Scott as fashion director. Enninful officially takes up the role on 1 August. Vogue reports.

Here come the boys…

The luxury menswear market is set to experience a growth greater than womenswear over the next three years according to retail analytics company Edited and this growth is being attributed to increase of menswear social media influencers and bloggers. Digiday reports on the trend.

Burning bridges…

Vogue’s erstwhile fashion director, Lucinda Chambers created waves this week with an interview in Vestoj that claimed she had been unceremoniously fired, slagged off cover stories and major advertisers and called Vogue out of touch for normal woman. The article was temporarily removed from Vestoj’s site fuelling rumours of legal issues but it is live again and you can read it in full here.

ASOS keeps it natural…

Online retailer ASOS has been praised on social media for their natural models and apparent lack of airbrushing. Their predominately young female customer base welcomed the inclusion of models with stretch marks on show, a rare sight in the polished world of fashion. ASOS’s embracing of different body shapes hopefully marks a change in the fashion beauty standards. The Drum reports. 

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