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This week, Gigi Hadid has found herself at the receiving end of her third copyright suit... and once again it’s her Instagram posts that are to blame. New York-based photographer Robert O’Neil has raised an action against Hadid - real name Jelena Noura - for the “reproduction and public display of a copyrighted photograph” of her then-boyfriend (and apparent “muze”) Zayn Malik.
Global superstar Ariana Grande is suing the fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 for $10 million according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month, after the fast-fashion firm allegedly “stole her name, likeness and other intellectual property to promote their brands for free”.
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.
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.