Robbie Williams’s fashion label Farrell goes bust

Farrell, the menswear line founded by singer Robbie Williams in 2011, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy six weeks after it opened its inaugural retail space in central London. Despite a promising start under the creative direction of former design director at Burberry, Ben Dickens, the pop-up shop in Covent Garden closed its doors on Monday, 14 October 2013 and all staff (including those working on the shop floor, e-commerce site and design studio) dismissed immediately.

39-year-old Williams issued the following statement: “The support of the men’s press and retailers internationally since we started has been incredible and I want to thank them. I have also been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the talented Ben Dickens and will miss creating and working with and wish him every luck for the future.”