Jean-Paul Gaultier to design for Lindex

The one-off autumn collection is "bold, chic and strong," says Gaultier.


Ians/ians June 04, 2014
The store decided to collaborate with the French couturier to mark its upcoming 60th anniversary. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES: French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has agreed to design a one-off collection for Scandinavian fashion house Lindex.

According to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the 62-year-old designer is creating a range of affordable clothes for Lindex, one of the leading fashion chains in Europe.

Nina Starck, Lindex's head of design, said: "Gaultier's brand has a strong sense of energy and self confidence that accords well with the Lindex brand and where we are headed."

The store decided to collaborate with the French couturier to mark its upcoming 60th anniversary and 10% of all sales will be donated to breast cancer research charities.

The one-off autumn collection, which Gaultier describes as "bold, chic and strong," will include women’s wear, children’s wear, accessories and lingerie, and will be available in a select number of Lindex stores and on the company's website starting October 8.

Lindex, owned by Finnish department store operator the Stockmann Group, has 480 stores in 16 countries including all of Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic States and Britain.

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