Jenny Packham Opening Hong Kong Store
Next month, designer Jenny Packham will open a flagship store in Hong Kong’s Central district. The “minimalist and modern” space will carry Packham’s evening and bridal collections and was designed by Packham herself in collaboration with architects Peter Kirkness and Winnie Cheng. “Asia has been a major market for us across all categories for the past ten years or more. Brand awareness is high and there is a desire for the product,” said Jenny Packham CEO Matthew Anderson. Packham also has two stores in London and one in Paris.
Pharrell Williams and Karl Lagerfeld Collaborating
Pharrell Williams, noted Chanel aficionado, is starring in the French fashion house’s latest movie. Shot and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, it will premiere with the debut of the Paris-Salzburg pre-fall collection on December 2nd. Filming took place last week in Paris and the short movie also stars model Cara Delevingne.
Cambodia Factory Floor Collapses
Seven garment workers were injured yesterday when the concrete floor of a factory currently producing clothing for H&M partially collapsed into a water storage unit beneath it. The ground floor collapse of Nishiku Enterprise Co. Ltd caused panic as sewing machines fell and caused workers to suffer concussions and bruises. The floor reportedly fell because of the building’s weak foundation. “I am very upset that this has happened to my members. I feel like it’s been unsafe for a long time,” he added. “Before this floor collapsed, the ground was uneven, like a little bit sunk in,” said Oeurn Seiha, a union representative.
Source: WWD, WSJ
Image: Jenny Packham