Hanesbrands, HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises and HBI Branded Apparel Ltd. filed a lawsuit against American Apparel Inc. and American Apparel Retail. According to court documents filed on Tuesday in federal court in North Carolina, Hanesbrands alleged that American Apparel infringed on its existing trademark for Barely There. The complaint said that American Apparel started manufacturing a “Barely There” bodysuit of its own that appeared in advertisements in consumer magazines. The lawsuit included allegations of federal and state trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin and deceptive practices. Hanesbrands asked the court for an injunction, damages and trial costs. American Apparel did not respond to requests for comment by press time.
Philosophy filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Kate Somerville Skin Care in federal court in Arizona on Tuesday for allegedly infringing on its Hope in a Jar skin care trademark. According to court documents, Kate Somerville Skin Care marketed a Kate in a Jar skin care product that it claimed is confusingly similar to the Hope in a Jar line. The lawsuit includes allegations of trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition. Philosophy asked the court for an injunction; damages, including the defendant’s profits, and trial costs. Kate Somerville Skin Care did not respond to requests for comment.
Macy’s Merchandising Group filed a trademark infringement suit over bedding against Columbine Cody Corp. in Manhattan federal court on Aug. 30. Macy’s alleged that Columbine infringed on its Haven line. An application to register the trademark is still pending, according to the complaint, but Macy’s has used it for some time. Macy’s asked the court for an injunction, damages and trial costs. Columbine Cody could not reached for comment.
Chanel filed a lawsuit against R.J. Davenport III, also known as R.J. Davenport, and Greg Davis, who does business as Lvbags4less.com, Lvbags4less, RJ’s Variety, Greatbags4less.com and Bigblack121.tripod.com. The lawsuit was filed on Aug. 29 in federal court in North Carolina. Chanel alleged the defendant sold counterfeit handbags that infringed on its trademarks. The lawsuit included counts of federal and state trademark infringement and counterfeiting, false designation of origin, trademark dilution and unfair competition. Chanel asked the court for an injunction, damages and trial costs. The defendant could not be reached for comment.Carole Hochman Design Group filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Forever 21 in Manhattan federal court on Aug. 20. According to court documents, the case was filed over an alleged infringement by Forever 21 of a fabric design owned by Carole Hochman and used for a private label line of intimate apparel. Carole Hochman alleged that Forever 21 manufactured, or had manufactured, intimate apparel that infringed on its Marilyn Monroe design. Carole Hochman asked for an injunction and damages. The defendants could not be reached for comment.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye