Reports: Daily Mail
Timberland has terminated its relationship with A.P.C. after founder Jean Touitou used ‘offensive remarks’ to introduce the brand’s fall 2015 menswear show in Paris this week.
While holding up a sign that read, ‘Last Ni##@$ IN PARIS,’ Mr Touitou explained that A.P.C’s collaboration with Timberland is ‘a very strong ghetto signifier.’
Yesterday Timberland chose to ‘immediately terminate’ its involvement A.P.C., including the footwear collaboration it had planned for this fall.
Timberland’s president, Stewart Whitney, told Racked: ‘Yesterday we became aware of the offensive remarks made by Jean Touitou during his A.P.C. Fall Menswear show in Paris.
‘We have chosen to immediately terminate our involvement with the A.P.C. brand, including the footwear collaboration we had planned for this fall.
‘Simply stated, this kind of language and approach is in complete contrast with our values. Timberland seeks to collaborate with designers and brands who are at the forefront of lifestyle trends; equally important, they must also share our values.
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