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John Galliano to Sit Out Men’s Week

The brand is said to be seeking a new manufacturing partner.

TIME OUT: John Galliano will not present a men’s collection for spring 2015 and sit out Men’s Fashion Week in Paris next month.

The brand is absent from the preliminary calendar just released by the French Fashion Federation, which lists more than 50 shows over five days from June 25 to 29.

This story first appeared in the May 27, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

According to sources, John Galliano management is searching for a new manufacturing partner and hopes to return to the Paris men’s schedule in January. It’s among a host of European brands affected by the troubled Italian fashion manufacturer Ittierre SpA, which had produced the John Galliano men’s line before turning to the Court of Isernia, where it is based, for help in avoiding bankruptcy.

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