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LULU’S GREATEST HITS: Lulu Kennedy, who’s known for championing young London designers through her Fashion East venture, is parlaying her creative network into a collection. In October, Kennedy will launch Lulu & Co, which will consist of key pieces that Fashion East designers have produced since the program began in 2000.
Jonathan Saunders, Gareth Pugh and Roksanda Ilincic are among the designers who have pieces in the collection, which will launch in late October with an event at Harvey Nichols in London — the exclusive stockist for the U.K.. The line — which includes some designers’ pieces that didn’t make it into production — will also be sold at stores including Colette in Paris and Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles.
Kennedy said that the collection could pave the way for her to collaborate with more industry pals in the future, and that the experience of producing it would establish manufacturing contacts that would benefit the next generation of Fashion East designers in manufacturing their own lines.