Fashion news: SJP joins Halston, more cuts at Lagerfeld, and the Nygård drama continues

Photography by Peter Stigter

News of Yohji Yamamoto quickly and quietly closing his two New York stores last night left people wondering what lay ahead for the designer. It is now being reported that the closure of the NYC stores is just a part of a bigger ripple effect, with stores closing all over the globe. [Racked]

The big true or false question that invaded the fashion world yesterday–will Sarah Jessica Parker be taking on a role at Halston–is true. Halston has not yet disclosed what exactly SJP will be doing, but it will be interesting to watch how the fashion icon will work her style in to the brand. [Vogue UK]

Designer Luella Bartley puts her creative thoughts on to paper instead of clothes. It is most likely not a coincidence that Bartley has taken a different approach to fashion, after she lost her investor and manufacturer in November, leaving her label in flux. [Fashionologie]

The legal drama for Peter Nygård continues to grow at rapid speed. In efforts to stop the the CBC from airing a piece about the designer, the lawsuit has moved in to three jurisdictions, drudging up battles that Nygård is determined to fight.  [The Cut, via [WWD]

“Normal is the new overweight” says Crystal Renn, in the latest trend of plus-sized models taking the reins of the fashion industry. [NYT]

Target has announced their next designer for their Go International collaboration, and it’s leaving some saying “huh?” Insider favourite Tucker by Gaby Basora is next in line. [Fashionista]

The cuts continue at Karl Lagerfeld’s house: On top of layoffs in Amsterdam and New York, the K Karl Lagerfeld line of denim and sportswear being discontinued with this spring’s men’s and women’s collections. [WWD] via [Coutorture]