Stockists of mainstream Belgian womenswear brand Mais il est où le Soleil? have been left in the dark on deliveries after its owner Kesar fell into administration last week.
The brand, which has about 20 UK stockists including Sunday Best in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, and La Vie en Rose in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, was due to show at Pure London this week but pulled out.
“We’ve heard nothing from the company or the administrators,” said Michelle Sackett, owner of mainstream womenswear indie Little Black Dress in Stow-on- the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
She said an email from a company running an auction of leftover stock said stockists would not receive spring 12 deliveries. Any stock would have to be bought at auction.
Another stockist said it was unaware that Kesar had fallen into administration, while others said the brand’s Pure London absence had been the only sign of trouble.
Sophie Huart, the administrator for Kesar at the Court of Commerce in Brussels, declined to comment beyond confirming her appointment.