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L'Wren Scott's Fashion Company Files to Dissolve

If no objections are forthcoming, the company's UK operations will be fully shut down on September 11.
L'Wren Scott at the CFDA Awards in 2011. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

L'Wren Scott at the CFDA Awards in 2011. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Fifteen months after designer L'Wren Scott tragically took her life, the UK arm of her company — L.S. Fashion Limited — has filed to strike its name off the UK Companies House Register.

If no one objects to the motion within three months of its filing date — June 11 — the company will be fully dissolved and any remaining assets will pass to the state. The document was signed by John Christian Faulkner Hoffman, who was appointed company director in May 2014, two months after Scott's passing.

News that L.S. Fashion Limited has filed to dissolve was first reported by the Daily Mail.

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According to a widely cited report from The New York Times, Scott's company had been in severe financial straits before her death; in fact, the designer had been planning to announce its closing on March 19 — just two days after she passed. A spokesperson for the company vehemently denied the story, saying Scott was "considering a restructure of her global business," but that "the long-term prospects for the business were encouraging."

Little has happened to the company since. At the time of writing, L'Wren Scott's website is still active, but no new collections have been released since Scott's last, for spring/summer 2014. Scott, who got her start as a model and then gained recognition for her styling work in Hollywood in the '90s, started her line in 2006 with a collection of little black dresses, expanding into a full-fledged apparel business spanning ready-to-wear, bespoke, and licensed categories including eyewear. The designer collaborated with Banana Republic on a capsule collection in late 2013.