Remembering Azzedine Alaïa; Fashion's Genius

Remembering Azzedine Alaïa; Fashion's Genius

One of the few modern day couturiers, Alaia was a true genius, best known for his masterful craftsmanship , tailoring and his uncompromising authenticity. His death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from the fashion world, which were posted on social media...

Metamorphosis; Edward Enninful Addresses Fashions Diversity Problem With His Debut Cover For British Vogue

Metamorphosis; Edward Enninful Addresses Fashions Diversity Problem With His Debut Cover For British Vogue

British Vogue is addressing its diversity issue with new editor-in-chief Edward Enninful revealing his first ever British Vogue cover, featuring 25-year-old Ghanaian-British model Adwoa Aboah. The much anticipated December 2017 issue...

Glamour Magazine Ad Banned As "Irresponsible" For Featuring 'Unhealthily Underweight' Model

Glamour Magazine Ad Banned As  "Irresponsible"  For Featuring 'Unhealthily Underweight' Model

An ad seen in Glamour Magazine for Condé Nast Traveller has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for featuring a model that looks "unhealthily thin." The the advert, featuring a slim female model posing on a beach...

Christian Louboutin Red Sole Trademark Heads Back To Court

Christian Louboutin Red Sole Trademark Heads Back To Court

The latest development in the red sole saga continues. 5 months after the Advocate General's opinion on 22 June 2017 here, the Christian Louboutin red sole case is now appears to be making its way back to courts, with the CJEU deciding to re-open the case...

A Deal and Blow Judgement; French Court Cancels Balenciaga’s Trademark But Recognises Copyright Protection For Tote Bags.

A Deal and Blow Judgement; French Court Cancels Balenciaga’s Trademark But Recognises Copyright Protection For Tote Bags.

In a recent ruling from the Paris Court of Appeal on the 22nd of September 2017, the French Luxury fashion house Balenciaga has been dealt a deal and blow ruling, losing the right to use of one of its trademarks, but seeing the courts acknowledge...

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri on Why Consumers Are “Feeling Gucci”

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri on Why Consumers Are “Feeling Gucci”

To Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri, who, under his leadership, has put creativity at the core of the brand culture, this pessimism may not hold true. During the WWD’s CEO Summit on October 25, Bizzarri was confident enough to say that almost every consumer on the planet (no matter the age and nationality) is “Feeling Gucci”...

Perspectives From Vogue "Forces of Fashion" Conference

Perspectives From Vogue "Forces of Fashion" Conference

This month Vogue US launched its first conference, titled “Forces of Fashion,” hosted at Milk Studios in New York City on October 12. The conference was in celebration of Vogue’s 125 year anniversary and the schedule featured conversations between some of the industry’s biggest designer names

Supreme Court Rejects Louis Vuitton's Trademark Lawsuit Over Parody Tote Bags

Supreme Court Rejects Louis Vuitton's Trademark Lawsuit Over Parody Tote Bags

The US Supreme Court will not hear Louis Vuitton's trademark case against My Other Bag. The decision puts a substantive conclusion on a three year legal battle that began in 2014 when Louis Vuitton sued My Other Bag in New York federal court for copyright infringement and trademark dilution...

Fashion's Reverse Take on Counterfeiting!

Fashion's Reverse Take on Counterfeiting!

For a long time, luxury brands looked with a certain contempt on street culture, which practiced notably the bootleg [the mixture of the authentic and the fake, and more generally the piracy], but it is today the most consumed culture on social networks.

#NOFREEPHOTOS Fashion Photographers Take A Stand For Their Rights

#NOFREEPHOTOS Fashion Photographers Take A Stand For Their Rights

In Milan, this past weekend according to WWD, about 40 photographers have come together publicly to protest against the unauthorised use of their street style photography.Members of the group, which calls itself an "unofficial union" named "The Photographers," have begun adding the agreed hashtag #NoFreePhotos to images uploaded on their Instagram accounts to take a stand against the commercial use being made of their photos.