Nicole Farhi is the latest retailer to bite the dust. Drapers looks back at its turbulent few years, before its final curtain call.
April 2008- Brown’s boss, Niki Scordi, takes on the role as managing director at Nicole Farhi
March 2010- French Connection ends a 30-year association with Nicole Farhi, selling the designer label for about £5m to private equity firm OpenGate Capital
December 2010- Former head of menswear at Pringle of Scotland, Massimo Nicosia is appointed head of menswear for the Nicole Farhi and Farhi collections.
August 2011- Relocating from Bond Street after 17 years, Nicole Farhi is set to open its new flagship store on Conduit Street, on August 4.
January 2012- Nicole Farhi is gearing up for international expansion after Kelso Place Asset Management took a majority stake in the brand, with plans to invest £15m over the next five years .
May 2012- After four years, Niki Scordi resigns as Nicole Farhi’s chief executive
May 2012- Management consultant Francois Steiner becomes Nicole Farhi’s new interim chief executive
July 2012- Former Acquascutum design director Joanna Sykes is appointed as creative director. She will take on her role from September 1, her first collection set for autumn 13
February 2013- Under new creative director Joanna Sykes, Nicole Farhi drops menswear from their Farhi by Nicole Farhi diffusion line for autumn 13
June 2013- Nicole Farhi collapses into administration, appointing Zolfo Cooper as administrator