Burberry Ltd. has accused Ever Mode Inc. and Amelie Zhou, a principal of the New York-based business, of trademark infringement and dilution. According to court documents filed July 18 in federal court in Manhattan, Ever Mode has sold counterfeit handbags, jackets and hats that display the Burberry Check and Burberry Knight or similar reproductions of both trademarks. Burberry is seeking an injunction against the further sale of the goods by Ever Mode, the destruction of all products found to be infringing, statutory damages of as much as $1 million for each counterfeit or infringed trademark and other damages. Zhou did not return a call for comment and calls to Ever Mode were not answered.
Diane von Furstenberg Studio LP has accused Mango On-line Inc. of copyright infringement. According to court documents filed July 3 in federal court in Manhattan, the Spanish retailer produced and sold dresses and tops bearing prints almost identical to Diane von Furstenberg’s copyrighted Macaroon Stripe Design and Tahitian Maze Design through its international stores and its Edison, N.J.-based Web site. The company also alleges that Mango agreed to halt the sale of the infringing garments in a June 2 e-mail but continued to offer them as late as July 2. New York-based Diane von Furstenberg is seeking an injunction to stop Mango’s further sale of the garments, a worldwide recall from commercial distribution, the destruction of any garments found to be infringing and unspecified damages. Mango said it had not copied any of the designs and that the prints of its designs have been created by providers that it trusts. However, Mango has stopped selling the items in the U.S. and online until the litigation ends.
New York-based textile converter Cameron Industries Inc. has accused four retailers of copyright infringement in two separate suits. Court documents filed July 7 in federal court in Manhattan said Charlotte Russe Merchandising Inc. has incorporated a plaid pattern in its designs that infringes on the copyright of Cameron Industries’ fabric known as Pattern No. 1125.
In a separate suit filed in Manhattan federal court on July 15, Cameron accused Los Angeles-based Forever 21 Inc., New York-based manufacturer Mango USA Inc. and New York-based Conway Stores Inc. of copyright infringement. (Mango USA isn’t related to Mango On-line.) According to court documents filed on July 15 in federal court in Manhattan, the three retailers used a pattern that infringes on Cameron Industries’ Pattern No. 1196 plaid fabric. In both complaints the company seeks a permanent injunction from the further use of infringing patterns, any revenue generated by products found to be infringing, the destruction of the garments, court costs and unspecified damages. Mango USA declined comment. The other defendants didn’t respond to requests for comment.
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
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye