A federal court in the Southern District of New York ruled in an April 5 opinion that a junior line marketed by Jones Apparel is "associated with" the Gloria Vanderbilt brand for the purposes of a royalty agreement between the company and Netherby Ltd.
A federal court in the Southern District of New York ruled in an April 5 opinion that a junior line marketed by Jones Apparel is "associated with" the Gloria Vanderbilt brand for the purposes of a royalty agreement between the company and Netherby Ltd. Netherby initially filed a lawsuit against Jones Apparel Group Inc. and Jones Investment Co. Inc. for alleged breach of contract in 2004. The dispute originated over whether the Glo trademark was associated with Gloria Vanderbilt. Netherby has had the rights to the Gloria Vanderbilt trademark since 1980. Jones developed the Glo by Gloria Vanderbilt brand for a line of children's clothing in the mid-Nineties. Netherby alleged that Jones used the Glo trademark and didn't pay contingent payments, in breach of a contract the companies signed in 1988. Judge Gerard Lynch agreed; in his opinion, he stated that Jones' use of the Glo marks violated the contract and awarded an as yet undetermined amount of damages, according to court documents.
Rolex filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Philip Himschoot individually and as he does business as mynewwatches.com and Grand Crown in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. According to court documents, Rolex alleged that Himschoot sold, distributed and promoted watches bearing counterfeits and infringements of Rolex trademarks. Rolex asked the court for an injunction and asked for financial damages of up to $1 million for each trademark "the defendants have willfully counterfeited and infringed." Himschoot did not return calls for comment by press time.
Louis Vuitton Malletier, Marc Jacobs Trademarks and Celine filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court against Juan Carlos Tamajon, who does business as mydreampurse.com. The plaintiffs alleged that Tamajon "is directly and personally engaging in the sale of counterfeit and infringing products." The lawsuit contains allegations of trademark counterfeiting and infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution and unfair competition of all the plaintiffs in addition to copyright infringement of Louis Vuitton only. The luxury manufacturers asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions and damages of $1 million for each counterfeit trademark. The case was filed on April 6. Tamajon did not return requests for comment.
Chanel filed a trademark counterfeiting and infringement lawsuit against Victoria Reznik and Greg Reznik individually and jointly as lifestyleforless.com, Lifestyle for Less; Maurizio Nencioni, who is also known as Paulo Belini and who does business as Accessories & You and First Flight USA; and Valore, which does business as Accessories & You and First Flight USA. According to court documents filed on April 6, the defendants sold handbags and wallets that infringed on Chanel's trademarks. Chanel asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions against the defendants and for statutory and punitive damages. Lifestyle for Less did not return calls for comment. The other defendants could not be reached.Separately, Chanel also filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Lucrece Marie Gayot, also known as Marie Gayot or Marie Noel, who does business as getmybags.com, Fashion Depot Limited, Fashion Depot and cheaplvbags.com; and Damien Reynolds, who does business as onestopaccessoryshop.com and dakrs23. Chanel alleged the defendants sold wallets and handbags that infringed on its trademarks. The luxury company asked the court for an injunction and statutory and punitive damages. The defendants could not be reached for comment by press time.
“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