JUDGMENT VS. IMPOSTERS: Jewelry retailer John Hardy Ltd. won a consent judgment for a permanent injunction and other relief against Real Imposters. The judgment includes an award of $1.3 million, as well as attorney's fees and costs. Jay Friedman, president of Real Imposters, said he knowingly copied 26 John Hardy designs, including the silver Kali cuff, Palu pendants and Jaisalmer ring. As part of the judgment, Friedman must cancel the domain names realimposters.com and impostersjewls.com and inform all his customers that he has been sued and is prohibited from selling any John Hardy replicas.
GEORGE FELDENKREIS WAY: Perry Ellis International Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary May 31 in Miami, when the city honored Perry Ellis chairman and chief executive officer George Feldenkreis by renaming 107th Avenue George Feldenkreis Way. Born in Cuba to Russian immigrants, Feldenkreis fled Cuba for Miami with his wife and infant son in 1961. In 1967, he and his brother founded Supreme International, now a division of Perry Ellis International.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)