PR Consulting, a New York fashion shop with such clients as Narciso Rodriguez, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons, has closed its Los Angeles office, according to a report in WWD.
The shuttering of the L.A. office, which opened in 2013, follows changes at the agency’s headquarters in New York.
In late March, the company laid off 32 staffers in order “to keep the company running under the current circumstances.” PR Consulting also has an office in Paris.
With the red carpet closed for the foreseeable future and no LA fashion shows on the horizon, business for many fashion-focused agencies in the city has dwindled in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Other firms that have had to cut staff due to the pandemic include Spring (which has also closed its LA office), Krupp Group and BPCM.