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Aquascutum Pulls Out of Fashion Week, Christian Audigier Showing in Paris

>> Designers have been flocking back to London Fashion Week for Spring 2010 to help celebrate the event's 25th anniversary — the latest convert is Jasmine Di Milo — but London is also losing a few headliners: first Giles Deacon, and now Acquascutum.  The latter brand, which has been under turmoil as of late after a failed buyout attempt led by former CEO Kim Winser — who promptly left the company afterwards — has been up for sale by parent company Renown since last year.  

Renown is currently in advanced talks with its Chinese licensee YGM Trading Ltd, but today released this statement: “While Renown awaits a sale of Aquascutum, they are consolidating their investment in the business during this period, and will therefore not show this September.”

Meanwhile, Paris Fashion Week is said to be getting a little Los Angeles flavor: Christian Audigier says he's showing there for Spring 2010 this October and promises a performance by an unnamed "big celebrity" name. 

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