J&N Sales and Jade Marketing Group have accused Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. of trademark infringement and false advertising. According to documents filed in federal court in Manhattan last month, Charlotte Russe has created and sold a line of denim aimed at teen and tween girls that uses the phrase “Amethyst style” as a descriptor as well as on tags and in marketing. Jade Marketing has manufactured a line of teen and tween girls denim named Amethyst, which it sells at midtier department stores nationwide, since 2005. Jade is seeking an injunction from Charlotte Russe’s further distribution of its Amethyst product, the destruction of any existing product, any profits derived from the sale of infringing products, statutory damages of $1 million and other damages. A representative for Charlotte Russe said the company does not comment on pending litigation.
Longchamp USA Inc. and its parent company, S.A.S. Jean Cassegrain, have accused J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Anchor Blue Retail Group Inc. and Fashion Express Inc. of patent infringement. According to documents filed in federal court in Manhattan on Aug. 18, Fashion Express, a Wheeling, Ill.-based manufacturer, has produced and sold a handbag that violates Longchamp’s patent for its Legende handbag that is shaped in the form of a doctor’s bag. The suit goes on to claim that Anchor Blue and J.C. Penney added to the infringement by selling Fashion Express’ design at retail. Longchamp is seeking an injunction against all three parties from the further sale of the items, profits derived from sales already made and other unspecified damages. Calls for comment to Fashion Express and Anchor Blue were not returned, and J.C. Penney doesn’t comment on pending litigation, according to a spokesman.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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)