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A US district Judge has dismissed a lawsuit between fashion brand Louis Vuitton and MGA Entertainment poop-shaped toymaker of purse called ‘Pooey Puitton.’ Louis Vuitton was sued by maker of 'Pooey Puitton' poop-shaped purse handbags, back in December 2018. MGA sought a court declaration that Pooey Puitton did not infringe Louis Vuitton's intellectual property rights, and is protected parody and fair use.
Gucci, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen are among the leading fashion brands who have pledged to ban the working with models under the age 18. Kering group has made a commitment that the group’s Houses will only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults at their fashion shows and advertising campaigns. The new age restriction, which will be enforced in early 2020, was announced by Francois-Henri Pinault, the chairman and CEO of the Kering group.
The Duke of Sussex has accepted substantial damages and welcomed a formal apology from Splash News and Picture Agency over aerial photographs taken of his home in Oxfordshire, says Buckingham Palace. In court documents, lawyers for the Duke of Sussex documented how Splash News and Picture Agency, a well-known paparazzi agency, flew a helicopter over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oxfordshire property, taking pictures of “the living area and dining area of the home and directly into the bedroom.”
New research has revealed that counterfeit goods are growing at an alarming rate on Instagram. Analytics company Ghost Data studied the level of fake luxury products being sold on the social media platform. The result? Scam accounts have almost tripled over the last three years.
Kardashian revealed her aspirations in a new interview for the May feature of Vogue. It’s been reported that Kim Kardashian West has had a interest in law for a while. She’s has taken an active interest in criminal justice over the past year - and now she’s taking the next step!
Gifting has been around for decades. Whether it’s the offer of a trip, treatment or product, freebies are part and parcel of fashion and beauty journalism. But adding influencers to the mix has pushed numerous issues to the forefront. While some subscribers still can’t get enough, a growing movement is asking for less superficiality.
For those who are stuck between launching a fashion or beauty brand, take one look at both industries’ bottom lines. While fashion businesses can take an age to pick up steam (often never making it), today’s beauty-focused companies can receive billion-dollar valuations in just a few years.
In Conversation with London's Creative Class...
Michael Halpern. London based designer. Born and raised in the US - his MA collection at Central Saint Martins in 2016 won him the attention of everyone from Donatella Versace to Vogue’s Sarah Mower and Beyoncé.
Palmer//harding, designer brand label created by Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, the Central Saint Martins trained duo whose focus is on bringing directional design to a traditionally neglected garment, the shirt.
Alfredo Orobio, CEO and Fashionprenuer and Founder of AWAYTOMARS the emerging fashion brand revolutionising the processes of fashion.