- DVF SUES TARGET: Diane von Furstenberg Studio filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Thursday against Target Corp. in Manhattan Federal Court. DVF Studio accused the Minneapolis-based retailer of infringing on a fabric design that features spotted frogs, according to news reports. The complaint said Target sold a wrap dress made of a material that was manufactured to look like silk jersey and bearing an animal print that was confusingly similar to the spotted frog. Target stopped selling the dresses online this week, but the goods were still available in stores, the complaint said. DVF Studio implemented a program to protect its intellectual property last year and it has filed a handful of lawsuits since then, including one against Forever 21. Target could not be reached for comment. - CACHE CEO OUT: Women's specialty retailer Caché Inc. said Thursday that Brian Woolf, chairman and chief executive officer, resigned from the company for personal reasons. Thomas Reinckens, president, will replace Woolf. "Brian has made significant positive contributions to our company, transforming our brand to a destination for lifestyle apparel and spearheading our vertical integration," Reinckens said in a statement. Caché is currently experiencing better sales results in January compared with a challenging holiday season, he continued. Separately, the company also said its board approved a new share repurchase program. The program increased Caché's current stock buyback authorization to 3.5 million shares from 3 million shares. As of Sept. 29, the company had 16.3 million shares outstanding.
- EARNEST GOES TO PRESS: Michael Press has taken over as president of premium denim label Earnest Sewn. Press is a denim industry veteran who was most recently vice president of sales at Paige Premium Denim. Scott Morrison, who founded the label, has relinquished the title of president but remains the label's designer. In an e-mail, Morrison said, "[This year] brings the opening of two new stores on the West Coast, new equity investors and the opportunity to expand our wholesale and back-office operations. Michael is the centerpiece of our commitment and we're looking forward to great things from him and his team in the upcoming year."
“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
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye