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.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)