Michael Kors is getting hit with a lawsuit for trademark infringement and “other causes of action.”
Sounds strange for an A-list designer, doesn’t it?
Anyhow, the party filing suit is Tony Duquette, Inc., which controls the intellectual property rights associated with the late designer and artist Tony Duquette.
They allege that Kors infringed the Duquette proprietary name and trademark by producing and marketing a Kors Resort Collection using the name Duquette without permission.
The Duquette clan is also claiming that Kors used the Abrams book “Tony Duquette,” photographs, images and patterns from the book, and images of Duquette and his long time business associate and co-designer, Hutton Wilkinson, in advertising and promoting the Kors collection.
Damages and injunctive relief are sought.
No word on the amount yet. Stay tuned.
It’s not often we come across fashion tips from the world’s luxury designers.
CNN recently sat down with Donatella Versace to get her take on fashion do’s and don’ts.
It’s a must read!
Donatella’s fashion tips:
CNN: What should a woman always have in her wardrobe?
Versace: A pair of black high heels.
CNN: What should a man always have in his wardrobe?
Versace: A pair of low-waist pants. It makes your upper body taller and your shoulders larger.
CNN: What is the most commonly made fashion mistake?
Versace: Too much make-up and clothes together. It’s about one of those, not all.
CNN: What is the ugliest trend you’ve ever seen?
Versace: Flat shoes and lunch pants together.
Read the full interview.
Images :: AP // Thomas Kienzle
So Britney picked a Bambi award in Germany today.
And they chose Karl Lagerfeld, distinguished fashion designer, to be the presenter.
By the way, Bambi Awards recognize top talent in the entertainment, literature, sports and politics arenas.
Britney won the “Pop International” Award.
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A while back we told you about Russell Simmons’ new role in the world of young entrepreneurship.
Now finalists have been selected to compete in the nationwide creative entrepreneurship competition he’s hosting.
It’s called the Race to BE.
As the signature U.S. event for the worldwide initiative Global Entrepreneurship Week, it encourages young people to leverage their artistic abilities into entrepreneurial endeavors.
A special shout-out to the finalists in the fashion category.
- Ronit Genik, ready-to-wear designer, from New York
- Jessie Williams, JW Designs and Edge of Urge online boutique, from Wilmington, NC
- Vaughn Jereaux Adams, evening gown designer, from New York
- Efren Andaluz, custom air-brushed t-shirt designer, from New York
- Baruch Shemtov, custom men’s tie designer, from BostonFashion
Christian Siriano’s still riding on his Project Runway success.
The rising designer will debut a scarf he designed for LG’s newest phone, the LG Lotus.
It will be featured at his fashion show on September 11 during New York City Fashion Week.
“The scarf I designed for the new LG Lotus is fabulous,” said Siriano. “It has a pocket for another accessory I can’t live or work without — my phone! I designed the scarf’s little pocket for the Lotus’ square shape. I love it! You should too.”
The phone will be available exclusively at Sprint.
At HP, techie meets fashionista.
They’ve hired designer Vivienne Tam to create a special edition notebook.
Experts are saying that it will become the ultimate tech accessory for fashionistas around the globe.
It will be available early 2009.
The designer and HP unveiled the design of the digital clutch on the catwalk today at Tam’s fashion show during New York’s Fashion Week at Bryant Park.
The folks at HP offered no photos this evening but teased us with this description.
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All the designer items beyond our reach for so long are finally accessible.
In an article posted today, Forbes’ Jeanine Pogi sheds light on “Eight New Affordable Luxury Alternatives.”
H&M, Payless, Target are high on the list of retailers dotting the country that will be selling chic for cheap in the fall.
According to Pogi, labels like Lela Rose, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Alice + Olivia and Abaeté should be within reach for money-conscious fashionista.
Read the full article.
Porter Novelli, well-known PR firm, has offered to lend its services to a new generation of models, fashion stylists, women’s clothing designers and jewelry designers.
And all for free!
This summer, the PR firm, through its pop-up agency, Jack + Bill, will provide free buzz building, media relations and viral marketing services to one individual in each of the categories.
If you’re interested, check out their casting call on Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Sandbox Studios (250 Hudson, Floor 11. New York, New York).
Be sure to have your portfolio or look book — requirements for casting.
To register, interested models, fashion stylists, women’s apparel designers and jewelry designers should e-mail their name, phone number, category they are applying for and day they plan to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details are available at www.jackandbillpr.com.