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Recent court documents filed this week, reveal that Kim Kardashian is seeking a default judgement entitling her to damages in excess of $5 million from retailer Missguided for their ‘systematic’ use of her identity or likeness as means to confuse or mislead consumers into the belief that an affiliation exists between the parties.
Fashion has been notoriously slow to embrace advancements in technology. But as consumer appetite for transparency grows, huge conglomerates are looking to an innovative technique: the blockchain. Sounds complicated, but it’s a rather simple concept.
Rapper, songwriter, designer, entrepreneur and now mentor. Earlier this week, Kanye West announced he would be setting up an incubator for emerging designers. Not only will he be providing guidance and resources but also vital financial assistance.
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.
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.