Possibly one of the most discussed trademarks in the world of fashion and the subject of a number of referrals and decisions, the Christian Louboutin red sole trademark is once again the subject of a legal dispute. Yesterday, the courts handed down a significant ruling, in what has been a long-standing legal battle between the famed Parisian fashion designer and the Dutch shoe maker Van Haren.
The French luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, under the creative direction of modern designer Demna Gvasalia has designed a blue tote bag that has been likened in similarity to the well-known IKEA's iconic Frakta bag, yet at a considerably higher price. According to Dezeen, IKEA's popular Frakta bags are made from synthetic material polypropylene and were originally designed by siblings Marianne and Knut Hagberg, and costs just 40 pence...
Celebrities, social media personalities and bloggers warned that they are breaking the law by promoting products on Instagram without admitting they are being paid to do it. This is the first time the regulator has intervened in the issue, with The Federal Trade Commission reportedly targeting a sample of posts that 'either referenced a brand or directly endorsed products', but did not specify that it was paid for content.
Theresa May has triggered Article 50. Britain's departure from the EU is imminent and marks a "historic moment from which there can be no turning back," says May. These impending changes have thrown us into particularly uncertain times. The UK has now entered a two-year-long period of negotiations, and question are being raised as to what the UK's leaving the EU means for both the creative industries and the UK's future creative economy?
Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin has received yet another set back in an attempt to register its red sole shoe as a trademark in Switzerland - this time from the country’s highest court - The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland in Lausanne, whom rejected the luxury footwear brands appeal to register the colour red as a trademark.
Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia since 1988, and a woman I personally have had deep admiration for, has died after a year-long illness. As Alexandra Shulman, British Vogue editor-in-chief puts it "powerful, beautiful, intelligent and creatively adventurous. She was really was legendary.”
A person going by the name of Arnaud Henry Mensan’s, has made off with stealing thousands of dollars worth of designer garments and accessories by posing as an industry insider. According to Dazed, Mensan used false credentials on his instagram page to trick emerging and established fashion brands into sending him their fashion samples, under the pretense they would be featured in prestigious fashion editorials.
It's a fast pace, competitive business out there for young fashion designers and fashion competitions are one of the ways emerging fashion designers are getting noticed. Richard Quinn London designer and Central Saint Martins graduate, has just been announced the winner of the H&M Design Award 2017.
The home of the noble British suits, famous tailoring district Savile Row is among five historic London addresses that were granted special planning protection by Westminster Council yesterday. According to reports the new policy will prevent areas in London such as Savile Row becoming “indistinguishable” from other high streets.