Robert Barchiesi will join the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition as president effective Feb. 11. As president of the IACC, Barchiesi's responsibilities include legislative initiatives and extending the organization's relationships with other trade associations and intellectual property task forces. He will also be responsible for the organization's own training and enforcement initiatives in the U.S. and overseas. Previously, Barchiesi was the director of investigations for the Recording Industry of America. In his prior position, Barchiesi was responsible for civil and criminal enforcement initiatives. He also established trademark task forces in Los Angeles, New York and Newark, N.J.
GGW Marketing and Mantra Films, which owns the Girls Gone Wild trademarks, reached a settlement with Dolce & Gabbana USA Inc. and Neiman Marcus Group, according to a release from the company earlier this month. "We are pleased that the lawsuit against Dolce & Gabbana USA Inc. has been resolved," said Joe Francis, chief executive officer of GGW Marketing and Mantra Films. According to legal documents, GGW Marketing filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court on Dec. 1, 2006 for alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition. According to a spokeswoman for GGW Marketing, the lawsuit was sparked by a Dolce & Gabbana sportswear collection that utilized the phrase "gone wild." The line was sold in Neiman Marcus stores. GGW Marketing holds trademark registrations for the phrase "gone wild," the spokeswoman said. Dolce & Gabbana was not immediately available for comment. Neiman Marcus declined to comment.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast