Do You Have Marc Jacobs’ Collection?
If you see someone around London wearing Marc Jacobs the upcoming spring collection, they might not have bought it. Parts of Jacobs’ spring sample collection were stolen on London’s Mount Street on Wednesday as his company was preparing for a press day in the English capital slated for today. Details could not be learned, and the incident is under investigation. It is understood that thieves made off with some ready-to-wear and accessories, but not the entire assortment from Jacobs’ various collections, which include his main line, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Jacobs is said to have duplicates for many of the looks. The press day, however, has been cancelled.
Vena Cava Closing?
Vena Cava could be on the verge of shuttering, following the collapse of a financing deal earlier this month, sources told WWD. The company, founded by Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai in 2003, was in the final stages of negotiating a deal with an unnamed investor when talks broke down. A source close to the designers said the financial state of the company is “drastic” and that it would not move forward without an angel investor or partner stepping into the picture.
“We love what we built with Vena Cava and are dedicated to seeing it thrive and grow. We have had some very positive talks from potential partners and feel confident about moving forward,” Mayock told WWD.
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has a plan to solve the show date crisis. According to sources, the organization recently contacted Mario Boselli, president of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, with a proposal that would include moving its dates for the September 2012 shows back by a week to avoid clashing with Milan — but as part of the gesture and for New York and London to commit to it, Milan and Paris are being asked to agree to the second-Thursday rule for the long term.
Should Milan accept the plan, the September 2012 shows in New York would run from Sept. 6 to 13, and London from Sept. 14 to 18. From 2013 onwards, the show seasons would always kick off on the second Thursday of February and September. The proposal was on the agenda at a CFDA board meeting on Wednesday and, according to a source present at the meeting, the board unanimously agreed this was the best solution. Boselli is said to have a meeting scheduled for Nov. 30 to discuss the proposal with the Italian chamber of fashion.
– Taneisha Jordan
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