It starting to feel like if you’ve want to make it as a fashion designer in London someone is going to steal your collection. We all know counterfeiting is wrong, shoplifting is pathetic and breaking and entering is oh so wrong! Stealing a new young designers’ collection – that everyone loves and who is on the verge of greatness and poverty (a fine line for most artists) is just mean. It takes so much for a designer to create a collection…
Over Christmas quite a few shops were broken into:
- Sadie Frost’s new FrostFrench boutique in Islington had the windows smashed the about £10,000 of good were stolen.
- The shop Larizia in St John’s Wood High Street had about £50,000 of designer handbags Marc Jacobs stolen.
- Luella Bartley’s new store in Mayfair had £10,000 in handbag bags stolen.
Last season 23 pieces of Christopher Kane’s collection were stolen from his studio a week before his show.
James Long debuted at London Fashion Week’s “Man” (a Topman and Fashion East event). James is a menswear designer and does amazing work. His graduate collection has appeared in Dazed & Confused, i-D Magazine, Another Man, Numero and he had done special commissions for Italian Vogue. He uses sheepskin, suede, leather chunky knits and combines them with buckles and zips, to create a modern warrior look. I really love this collection and I’m partial to the hats. Anyway shortly after his James’ show his whole collection including the shoes were stolen from his studio!