NEW YORK — Fendi filed a trio of trademark cases in January. Fendi S.R.L., Fendi Adele S.R.L., both subsidiaries of LVMH Moet Hennessey, and Fendi North America Inc. filed a trademark counterfeiting and false designation of origin lawsuit against Filene’s Basement Inc. and Retail Ventures Inc. in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit alleged that Filene’s sold handbags, shoulder bags, purses, wallets, and key chains that either imitate Fendi designs or bear confusing trademarks."Filene’s Basement has a strong, written corporate commitment that we only sell legitimate branded goods. We have removed the small number of items Fendi has questioned from our stores. Our supplier has assured us that these goods are legitimate, but we are working with Fendi to resolve the matter," said Mark Shulman, president of Filene's Basement, in a statement. The lawsuit asked the court to enjoin Filene’s from selling any item with a Fendi trademark on it and to order the retailer to produce a list of the names and addresses of anyone who purchased the allegedly counterfeit items between January 1, 2000 and the date the court’s orders were carried out.Similar lawsuits were filed by Fendi against Big M Inc., which does business as the retailer Annie Sez, and Ashley Reed Trading Inc. “Annie Sez stands 100 percent behind its products. We believe all our products to be genuine and have been given no reason to believe otherwise. We do not believe there is merit to the lawsuit and we will vigorously defend against this claim,” said Rona Korman, general counsel, Big M.A permanent injunction and judgment on consent were reached in a lawsuit filed by Polo Ralph Lauren against Ashley Reed Trading Inc. According to the court documents, Ashley Reed agreed not to sell counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren goods. The initial complaint against Ashley Reed was filed as part of a case against a number of defendants who operated in locations on or near Broadway from 34th Street to 42nd Street in Manhattan for allegedly selling counterfeit Polo apparel. The goods in both the Fendi lawsuit and the Polo Ralph Lauren lawsuit were legitimate grey market apparel items, said Jerry Dunne, attorney for Ashley Reed. The merchandise is “absolutely, unquestionably legal, the goods are not counterfeit,” he said.MB Sportswear Inc., Universe Sportswear Inc., Seaburg Inc., Blast Sport LLC and Blue City Inc. filed a lawsuit against VF Outdoor Inc., manufacturer of North Face merchandise, for allegedly breaching the terms of an agreement and for restraint of competition and trade. VF Outdoor is the outdoor division of VF Corporation. The initial complaint was filed December 27, 2005 in New York Supreme Court; VF Outdoor submitted a notice to remove the case to Manhattan district court January 13. VF Corporation declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing company policy regarding pending litigation. The lawsuit included allegations that VF Outdoor deliberately sought to restrain competition in the outerwear urban apparel sector by not selling to retailers that carried directly competing products from other companies. The complaint asked the court for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction, and damages of $26 million plus legal fees and the cost of litigation.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews