The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: The Fashion Industry Mourns L’Wren Scott, Sophie Theallet Designs for Lane Bryant, and Stuart Weitzman Teams Up with Harper’s Bazaar on Shoe Range


• The fashion industry is still shocked by the news of L’Wren Scott‘s untimely death, and several notables have come out to pay tribute to the late designer, who was found yesterday hanging from a scarf in her Manhattan apartment in an apparent suicide. Vogue‘s Anna Wintour writes: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of L’Wren Scott. L’Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style. In person, L’Wren was always unbelievably generous, gracious, kind, and so much fun. Her old world American manners and charm were from another time, but her sensibility was always fiercely modern.” Naomi Campbell paid tribute with a few words of her own, remembering L’Wren, who she’s known since she was 17. “ She was the epitome of elegance and femininity yet still had a girlish quality. I will miss her honesty and I will miss her friendship. My heart goes out to Mick and all who loved her and were loved by her. May she rest in peace.” Actress Olivia Wilde called her “brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous.” The designer will be sorely missed, and is mourned by friends, family, and fans of her work. (Grazia)


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Lane Bryant is joining forces with Sophie Theallet on a lingerie range for their Cacique label, in a partnership that will last through Spring 2015. In sizes 14-28, you can choose panties, bras, garter skirts, sleepwear, and more from $19.95 to $109. The first collection is coming out for Fall 2013.  (WWD)


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Harper’s Bazaar and Stuart Weitzman  are teaming up for a four-piece range of shoes for Spring 2014. The collection is the first collaboration for Bazaar, since they opened up their e-commerce option. You’ll find a strappy flat sandal, a single-soled pump, strappy high-heeled sandal, and a flat, slip-on version. Prices start at $298, peasking at $398, and are debuting on ShopBazaar today. (WWD)
• Fast fashion bastion Primark will pay $9 million to 580 victims of the Rana Plaza building disaster in Bangladesh. The sum will go to workers of New Wave Bottoms, a supplier located in a building that collapsed and killed 1,130 last spring. A Primark spokesperson told WWD, “With the first anniversary of Rana Plaza fast approaching, we are determined to meet this responsibility to workers in our supply chain. We are therefore pleased to be in a position to now press ahead with payments. We have [already] paid short-term financial assistance equivalent to nine months wages to all 3,600 Rana Plaza workers, most of whom were making clothes for our competitors.” (Vogue UK/WWD)

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