Start your weekend informed with a dispatch on the top fashion news of the moment…
J’accuse: Fair Isle sweater designer Mati Ventrillon took to Facebook to accuse Chanel of ripping off her design in their Métiers d’Art show. Karl & company took this claim seriously and issued a sincere apology, along with the promise to credit Ms. Ventrillon for her work. via The New York Times.
Going green:Haute on the heels of the COP21, Prada has revealed their own plan to reduce their environmental impact. By using recycled paper for their packaging and LED lighting, they just might have the power to make going green extremely chic. via Dazed Digital.
Sizable collaboration: Jean Paul Gaultier and Beth Ditto are joining forces on a plus-size clothing line that promises to be both chic and cheeky. Shoppers will have to wait until February to see the entire collection–which will go up to size 30–but they can purchase one graphic t-shirt now. via The Cut.
The big trim: With plans to restructure her business, Tory Burch has laid off three percent of her workforce, which translates 100 employees. In the future, expect to see her brand focus more on their athleisure label and their digital presence, and less on intricate frocks and over-the-top shoes. via Racked.
Weave of success: With a signature leather intrecciato weave, Bottega Veneta is the pinnacle of Italian luxury. But the secret to their success is not luxe leather, but rather the brand’s creative director, Tomas Maier. via The Independent.