QUIET ADIEU: Pièce d’Anarchive, an up-and-coming brand on the Paris fashion scene, is no more.
“Following a disagreement of visions and values with the founding members, we had to discontinue the brand,” Deborah Royer, who designed the collection with her sister Priscilla, told WWD on Tuesday, adding: “We did everything we could to keep it going. It was a strong brand and we had great success commercially, but after five seasons we had to stop.”
Although Royer would not divulge any details of the said disagreement, it is understood that its financial backers walked away from the label unexpectedly.
Pièce d’Anarchive, which was founded by the Royer sisters and their friend Virginie Muys in 2011, was stocked at approximately 35 high-end retailers, including Colette in Paris, United Arrows in Tokyo and Just One Eye in L.A.
Signaling an array of challenges independent brands face, a number have closed their labels over the past year, including Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Anne Valérie Hash and Martine Sitbon.