Emma Cook Folding After This Fall

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Emma Cook. Photo: Getty Images

Add Emma Cook's name to the growing Recession Victim List; the London-based designer is folding her eleven-year-old fashion line after this fall. Cook cites a steady drop in orders and revenue as the culprit that brought her down, which is similar reasoning behind this week's announcements of liquidation at Veronique Branquinho and bankruptcy at Christian Lacroix. And though it's tough to see the silver lining in this dark turn, we'll try: Cook's spring line is still for sale at Opening Ceremony. [Fashion Smashion/Paper, Fashionologie]