Each week LCF News brings you a roundup of the most interesting stories impacting the fashion industry.
Swedish retail giant H&M made the news again this week after an online ruckus erupted following the brand using a black child to model a hoodie with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle” written across it. The images surfaced at that start of this week and lead to a global media and public outcry with many boycotting the brand over the ‘racist’ hoodie. H&M went on to release an online apology which only infuriated people further as many argued the brand didn’t do enough to apologise. The Weeknd and G-Eazy also cut partnership ties with the brand following the PR disaster. Read the full story on The Independent.
Huge LCF presence at LFWM
London Fashion Week Men’s came to close this week after three days of shows and events spread across the capital. As always, an abundance of LCF alumni, and brands that have come through the Centre for Fashion Enterprise at LCF also showed their collections at this year’s edition. Noted designers and labels to show this year included Blood Brother, Liam Hodges and GuČas Morgan to name a few. Read the full story on the blog.
Bethany Williams Brings Fashion and Rehabilitation Together
“Women of Change” is a project which focuses on women’s rehabilitation. LCF Menswear alumna Bethany Williams worked closely with female prisoners in the UK and the San Patrignano rehabilitation programme in Italy on this project to bridge fashion and rehabilitation together. When a man buys a piece from the “Women of Change” collection, the proceeds go to supporting some of society’s most vulnerable women. All materials sourced and created for the collection are 100% organic or recycled. Read the full story on i-D.
Film by @crackstevens
Rigby and Peller
London luxury lingerie label Rigby and Peller has lost its royal warrant to fit the Queen and other members of the Royal Family after releasing a book which detailed personal fitting details about her Majesty the Queen. Titled ‘Storm in a D-Cup’, the book left many members of the royal family upset following remarks about bra fittings and personal accounts of working for the royal family since 1960. Read the full story on the BBC.
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