FFD’s Fashion News Round Up 24.09.17

| Manolo Blahnik x Castañer, L’Oréal Heiress, Kering, Uber and Arket.

This week we’ve been talking about the best in show at London Fashion Week, we are asking if investment peices are really worth the price & we’ve discovered the pet hates of every fashion student. But what have we been reading this week?

Manolo Blahnik collaborates with Castañer

  • For fans of the "high-low" look, Manolo Blahnik’s collaboration with Castañer to mark the latter’s 90th anniversary hits the nail on the head. Joining Blahnik’s signature opulence with the espadrille connoisseurs’ traditional Spanish aesthetic, the capsule collection is poised to be on every fashion aficionado’s radar when it drops at Net A Porter, Matches, Harvey Nichols and Browns Fashion in November. Find out more on Vogue
  • L’Oréal Heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

  • Liliane Bettencourt, the French heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune and a family legacy of fascist associations, whose final years were vexed by allegations that she had fallen under the sway of a younger man and given him $1.4 billion, died on Wednesday at her home in the Paris suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine. She was 94. Find out more on NY Times
  • Kering tops the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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  • Luxury conglomerate Kering has been named the industry leader for Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The ranking sees Kering topping the sustainability index for the third year in a row. Kering’s 2025 sustainability strategy has helped Kering achieve its industry-leading results. Find out more on Fashion United
  • Uber is banned throughout London

  • On Friday morning, Transport for London announced that it has refused to renew Uber’s licence, arguing that the company isn’t "fit and proper" to hold a private operator licence due to numerous concerns over security and public safety. A petition to repeal the ban has gained over 500,000 signatures. Find out more on Refinery 29
  • Arket opens second UK store

  • rket opens its second London store in Covent Garden. Nestled in the heart of the West End on Long Acre, the store open its doors at noon but get there fast as the first 100 guests will receive a special gift. Limited numbers of Arket’s first publication will also be available, prior to its official release. Find out more on Refinery 29
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