- 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."
“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