• MASTER P STRIKES BACK: Percy Miller, known as the rapper Master P, has answered allegations of trademark infringement that Pepe Jeans London LLC made against him last week with a countersuit. According to papers filed on Oct. 3 in federal court in Los Angeles, Pepe is infringing on his mark because the hip-hop entrepreneur has been making use of a stylized P logo since 1989. In documents filed on Sept. 26 in federal court in Manhattan, Pepe Jeans said Miller’s logos violated its trademark. Miller’s clothing line, bearing the mark, P. Miller, is sold in Wal-Mart stores. H. Nation Inc., Miller’s commercial entity, is seeking an injunction against Pepe Jeans’ further use of the mark and unspecified damages.
• TARRANT FIGHTS DELISTING: Shares of Tarrant Apparel Group will retain their listing on the Nasdaq Global Market as the company awaits a hearing before a Nasdaq review panel. Tarrant’s shares have traded at less than $1 since Feb. 14, putting it outside of compliance with the exchange’s rules. Last month, stockholders approved a reverse stock split of between 1-for-1.5 and 1-for-4 that would decrease the number of shares outstanding and increase the price of shares proportionately. The Los Angeles-based company said it hasn’t undertaken a split because of the pending offer, initiated in April, by co-founders and majority shareholders Gerard Guez and Todd Kay to take the company private. They would acquire all publicly held shares they don’t own for 80 cents each, or about $12 million. Guez is chairman and Kay vice chairman of the company.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge