RUNWAY: A.P.C. FW15Three day ago, the story at A.P.C.'s Fall/Winter 2015 collection was their latest collaboration with Timberland. Previously, the label has teamed up with Kanye West to create two capsule collections. Timberland x A.P.C. would be a reality.
Fast forward to the present and it's been scrapped after the label's founder said racially insensitive, and frankly disgusting, comments regarding the collection, calling Timberland a "ghetto signifier", among other heinous things. This is yet another example of the high street happily accepting the money of minorities without any respect or regard of those whose culture they're appropriating, using said minority's hard earned money to line their own pockets. Shame on A.P.C. and, especially on Mr. Touitou. The rest of this otherwise nice collection is tainted by its founder's ugly words and highlights that race (and religion, at least when it comes to another notorious former couturier at Dior) is still very much a hurdle the fashion industry must overcome.