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The week in fashion – 9 June

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Published date
09 June 2017

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

Google wears culture…

Google Arts and Culture launched the fashion element of their Cultural Institute virtual gallery, We Wear Culture, this week with LCF as one of the 180 partners.  The gallery showcases 30,000 fashion items and archive images.  Visit LCF’s page.

Heidi’s Lidl surprise…

Supermodel Heidi Klum announced that she will be launching an affordable clothing range with food retailer Lidl. Lingerie Insight reports that the range of jackets, dresses and skirts will be rolled out across 650 stores UK wide later this year.

Corbynike!…

While the general election shock rolls on at least there was a clear fashion winner at the polls.  The Guardian declared the Corbyn Swoosh t-shirt, designed by Bristol Street Wear, the ‘t-shirt of the election.’ Apparently the CEO of Nike is a fan!

Balmain Renaissance…

Olivier Rousting, creative director of luxury house Balmain has collaborated with Paris Opera Ballet to design the costumes for choreographer Sébastien Bertaud’s new ballet, Renaissance. Vogue.co.uk has the first look at the beautiful, distinctively Balmain costumes.

Net say no to fur…

The NY Times reports that the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, which owns Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter, the Outnet and Yoox.com, will no longer stock fur on any of their sites and staff will not wear fur when representing the brand in public.  As a pioneer in the luxury retail market this move marks a positive change in the fashion industry.

For more industry insight follow @LCFLondon.