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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia