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Posted On: 25 December 2013 01:01 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatar-backed Thomas Pink to preview latest fashion collection

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British clothing retailer Thomas Pink, which is part-owned by Qatar, is to showcase its upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 collection by creating an installation at London Collections: Men, an event organised next month by the British Fashion Council to celebrate fashion designers, brands and trends targeting the male market. Thomas Pink’s latest collection, titled ‘Because I’m a modernist’, claims to cater to businessmen living the fast-paced modern city life. The brand will present an urban installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art and will feature London artists Bompas & Parr, who specialise in food art and sculptures made of jelly, have been commissioned to create an interactive showpiece especially for the evening. Florence Torrens, Thomas Pink’s creative director, said: “We are delighted to take part in LC:M and are very excited about our inaugural event. The installation will showcase key looks from our collection and working with Bompas & Parr allows us to give full flight to the whimsical spirit so central to Pink.” The event will take place by invitation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Nash and Brandon Rooms, on Monday, January 6 between 7.30-9.30pm. Part of the Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton (LVMH) group, Thomas Pink is a British shirt maker with three locations in the UAE and flagship stores in London’s Jermyn Street, Madison Avenue, New York and Rue Francois Premier, Paris. Altogether there are more than 100 stores around the world. LVMH was formed by the 1987 merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with champagne and liquor maker Moët Hennessy. Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding holds a 1.03 percent interest in the company, which was valued at around €699m ($914m) last year.