The French fashion house said on Wednesday it is in talks with Mexican artisans regarding the production of the Dolls by Raw Edges collection, which has been criticised for featuring traditional Mexican designs.
The Mexican government has questioned Louis Vuitton’s use of a traditional Mexican pattern in the design of a chair, less than a month after it sent a similar letter to another prominent fashion house.
The size-inclusive, direct-to-consumer brand was co-founded and designed by Donna Kang and Megan Wall, two fashion industry alumni with experience at Michael Kors, Timo Weiland, Donna Karan, and Carolina Herrera.
The creative director of Carolina Herrera, Wes Gordon, has insisted that the brand’s Resort 2020 collection pays homage to the “cultural wealth” of Mexico, after being accused of cultural appropriation.
The Outnet is one of fashion’s most successful e-tailers, and a key division within Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), the fashion industry’s online store leader. We met its MD, Emma Mortimer, to hear her latest plans.