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Designer Alber Elbaz dies at 59

Designer Alber Elbaz, former creative director of Lanvin, has passed
away at the age of 59. The news is being announced by the Richemont Group
where the designer has just launched a new joint venture. The cause of his
death is not mentioned.

Alber Elbaz is best known among the general public for his creative
direction at fashion house Lanvin. There he was the creative director from
2001 to 2015. After his unexpected departure from the fashion house, he
temporarily disappeared from the fashion scene, but made a comeback last
year with a new label called AZ Factory. At the beginning of this year, the
brand’s first collection was shown at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in
Paris.

Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco and grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel.
He studied fashion in Tel Aviv before moving to New York where he worked
with Geoffrey Beene, Guy Laroche and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.

Former Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz (59) has passed away

“The management and employees of Richemont and AZ Factory want to show
their deepest sympathy after the death of Alber Elbaz,” said a statement
from Richemont. “I was shocked and very sad after hearing about Alber’s
passing,” writes Johann Rupert, chairman of the group. Alber had a
well-deserved reputation as one of the brightest and best loved figures in
the fashion industry. I always admired his intelligence, sensitivity and
boundless creativity. He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent and his
vision, sense of beauty and empathy leave an indelible impression.”

“It was an honor to see Alber in his latest venture as he worked on his
dream of creating ‘smart fashion that cares’ . His inclusive vision of
fashion made women feel beautiful and comfortable by combining traditional
craft with technology – highly innovative projects that sought to redefine
the industry. Alber will be sorely missed by anyone who has had the
pleasure of knowing or working with him. On behalf of all my colleagues at
Richemont and AZ Factory, I would like to offer our condolences to his
family and friends.”

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Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together

Sportswear label Fila has unveiled a collaboration with birdwatching initiative Flock Together in the form of an apparel and footwear capsule, to be exclusively sold through LN-CC.

In a range of hike-wear gear made for urban exploring, the collection intends to bring people into nature and engage with their community. The selection includes a reinvented version of the Fila Trailblazer hiking shoe and two shearling fleece designs.

The colourways of the line are inspired by the Kingfisher bird, with a scannable near field communication (NFC) tag present in the hiking shoe that takes buyers to a dedicated page outlining the best places in the UK to spot a Kingfisher.

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together

15 percent of all sales of the collection will go towards the Flock Together community fund.

Buying and creative director at LN-CC, Reece Crisp, expressed his enthusiasm over the collaboration in a release, stating: “We’re super excited for LN-CC to be part of this project.

“Flock Together encompasses everything that’s great about community and wellness, two driving forces that are integral to LN-CC too.

“Flock Together’s growth has been both a reaction to, and antidote from, a difficult eighteen months by bringing people together and encouraging outdoor consciousness, so we are honoured to share our platform in amplifying its much-needed positivity while working with Fila in creating this tribute to the Kingfisher.”

Flock Together, founded back in the 2020 covid-19 lockdowns, brings BIPOC together to engage in birdwatching and other nature-oriented activities.

It has previously partnered on an event with Timberland, hosting a range of spoken word presentations at the nature reserve, Woodbury Wetlands. Sponsored by the apparel label, the event aimed to promote the voices in its growing community adjacent to guiding guests through the nature reserve.

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
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