Fashion news: JPG leaves Hermes, McQueen is replaced and Topshop finally comes to Canada

Photography by Peter Stigter
photography by Peter Stigter

The news on everyone’s lips right now is the break up between Hermès and Jean Paul Gaultier.  JPG is set to part ways with the fashion house after he presents his last collection for Spring 2011. Parisian designer and creative director of Lacoste, Christophe Lemaire, will be taking his place. [WWD]

The inevitable step has been taken to replace the late Alexander McQueen as creative director for his eponymous line. Sarah Burton, who’s worked by his side for more than 12 years will step up, and has promised to “stay true to [McQueen’s] legacy.” [The Cut]

The Topshop-less existence Torontonians have endured has reached its end. Ossington boutique Jonathan + Olivia will clear out an 800 sq. foot space to house the much coveted British line. It opens June 19 at 9 a.m.; let the countdown begin. [Now]

After his abrupt departure from Nina Ricci in 2009, Olivier Theyskens is back, and will be designing a capsule collection for Theory. [Fashionologie]

Two Louis Vuitton ads have been banned from the UK for misleading their audience. The ads feature a seamstress delicately handcrafting an LV bag, despite the luxury house having admitted to the use of machines. [Huffington Post]

Quoted: “They have to pay back, double the price if they do that. If they dare do that!” Mohammed al Fayed promising vengeance if the new owners of Harrods remove the wax statue of himself from the men’s department. [Vogue UK]

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