Celebrating Dame Vivienne, Duffy lawsuit, Oxford Street gets facelift, H&M misses targets, Camilla Bruerberg rising

Vivienne Westwood | Source: Entrelinhas e Botoes

Westwood: From outsider to subversive insider (FT)
“This coming week marks 30 years since Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s ‘pirate’ collection stormed the runway in London with a blaze of sunshine colours and ethnic prints. The show was Westwood’s first swagger on to the catwalk, forging a sophisticated post-punk aesthetic with a billowing new romantic silhouette.”

Duffy Sued (Vogue UK)
“LVMH has defended Robert Duffy against claims made by a former Marc Jacobs chief operating officer, alleging that the company’s president is guilty of sexual discrimination and using company money for personal expenses.”

Oxford Street to receive £1bn makeover (Fashion United)
“East Oxford Street is about to get a makeover. The New West End Company, which represents 600 businesses in London’s West End, has revealed over £1billion of private and public sector investment… set to be injected into the East end of Oxford Street by 2016.”

H&M Profit Misses Estimates as Retailer Absorbs Cost Rises (Bloomberg)
H&M, the world’s second-largest clothing retailer, reported first-quarter profit that fell more than analysts anticipated as the company decided against passing on higher costs to customers.”

Rise: Camilla Bruerberg (Dazed Digital)
“Camilla Bruerberg is a Norwegian menswear designer who founded her label C/BRUERBERG in 2010 at Oslo Fashion Week. Her latest collection, SOUP, uses a variety of different materials to create pieces focused on the fusion of knit and digital print.”