- 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."
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“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)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)