Someone’s fashion week show is in big jeopardy and it may be because of what UPS did – or rather, didn’t. Libertine designer Johnson Hartig says that UPS failed to deliver two boxes full of runway clothes from Los Angeles. Unfortunately, those boxes contain around a third of the fashion collection Libertine is set to unveil.
Libertine is a name that has become synonymous with “ecologically friendly fashion.” Started in 2000 by Hartig, the fashion brand is now loved by a lot of celebrities including Heidi Klum, Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, P. Diddy, Tyga, Usher and Katy Perry. Moreover, Libertine has also gotten fashion nods from several fashion critics and designers, including Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano.
According to Elle, UPS did not just fail to deliver two boxes that have around 20 to 30 runway pieces. Rather, the globally recognized shipping company also allegedly failed to provide a tracking number for one of the boxes. To make matters more complicated, the other box has been declared as simply missing.
As of the moment, Hartig is quite devastated and fuming. He believes that UPS has become “totally unempathetic ” to their situation, refusing to even hold themselves accountable for what had happened. Working on the missing fashion pieces actually took Hartig and his Libertine team six whole months. The missing pieces were all handmade. There are vintage dresses that have been painstakingly adorned with crystals along with capes.
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In the wake of the fashion mishap, Libertine is reportedly set to do an abbreviated show.