PPR Rumored To Invest in Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane
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Christopher Kane.

More fuel for fashion gossip: Industry inside sources say PPR is apparently looking to invest in London-based brand Christopher Kane.

Christopher Kane has been the focus of recent industry shake-ups and rumors; he parted ways with Versace's sister brand Versus and was simultaneously linked to the creative director position at Balenciaga.

The luxury fashion group, helmed by Francois-Henri Pinaul, includes such storied fashion houses as Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.

According to WWD, PPR is looking to expand and incorporate more British-based brands, and they have held discussions with the Scottish-born designer about financial backing for the young label.