Here’s All the Fashion News You Missed This Week
Louis Vuitton Releases Royal Wedding Collection
— Harper's Bazaar UK (@BazaarUK) May 15, 2018
Louis Vuitton has released a limited edition line of bags in order to celebrate the royal wedding. The collection taken the brands most classic handbags and replaced the usual logo print with the union jack. If you’re interested in getting your hands on some of this memorabilia you better hurry because it’s super exclusive. Only 85 bags have been made for the event, and they’re only available at the label’s London flagship. If you don’t manage to hop across the pond in time, fear not! There are plenty of covetable –not to mention more easily accessible — souvenirs for the royal wedding.
Comme des Garçons Launches New Streetwear Line CDG
The avant-garde fashion house and 2017 Met Gala Muse is launching a new brand called CDG, which appears to be heavily influenced by streetwear. While the label is best known for their over-the-top couture, CDG will feature tops, bomber jackets and runners that all tailor to the “logomania” in fashion right now. Buyers are going to have to wait a while until they can shop this line, however. The collection drop coincides with the launch of their new Rei Kowakubo-designed e-store on July 20.
Gap Apologizes for their Blatantly Inaccurate Representation of China
American clothing retailer @Gap on Monday apologized for printing incomplete Chinese map on T-shirts for sales outside #China, said the brand respects China's sovereignty and territorial integrity pic.twitter.com/uHJoLnpmr6
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) May 14, 2018
The Gap issued a statement on Monday apologizing for it’s…shall we say ‘inaccurate’ portrayal of China on a t-shirts.The t-shirt portrays a map of China without territories such as southern Tibet, Taiwan and the South China Sea. Backlash surfaced when mages of the shirt appeared on Weibo, a Chinese social media site. The Gap released a statement saying that they have “acknowledged that the design of the Chinese map on a T-shirt in some overseas markets is incorrect. We feel extremely sorry for the unintentional mistake.” They also state they have destroyed the product and will launch an internal investigation.
Models Call for Action Against Sexual Harassment
Models have signed an open letter that calls for concerns of sexual harassment and assault to be addressed in the fashion industry. In an open letter, the Respect Program sets to provide “an industry wide blueprint” on identifying and addressing sexual harassment in the fashion industry. Furthermore, the program plans to “go beyond addressing specific acts harassment, and also seek to foster a work environment that is no longer fertile for grounds of abuse.” The letter has received approximately 100 signatures so far, including supermodels like Edie Campbell, Milla Jovovich and FASHION’s May 2018 cover model, Doutzen Kroes.