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A Designer's View of the 'Brexit' Vote

Newspaper article International New York Times

A Designer's View of the 'Brexit' Vote

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Jonathan Anderson's verdict: "A terrible day."

If Jonathan Anderson looked a little tired today, as he showed the media and buyers around his spring 2017 collection for Loewe, it was understandable. He said he had been up all night watching the returns of Britain's "Brexit" vote, the country's decision to leave the European Union.

And he was not happy. "A terrible day," he said as he stood amid the new line of colorful shirts, handbags and shoes in the Loewe store on Rue Bonaparte, many of which he said had been influenced by family trips to Ibiza when he was younger. Mr. Anderson, like many notable figures in the London fashion world, had been an ardent "Remain" supporter, as his Instagram followers were frequently reminded. (On Thursday he had posted a photo of a handwritten note that read "Vote Vote Stay" and later a simple statement: "fingers crossed.")

"It's really sad," he said of the victory for the "Leave" position. "I think it's going to be a very big problem. …

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