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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“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