NEW YORK — A rock group called the Oxes and their record label, Monitor Records, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Gap Inc.'s Old Navy for allegedly using the band's trademark on T-shirts. According to court documents filed Aug. 7, the band's trademark appeared on shirts below a caption reading "Rock Action Presents: Live at the Social." The band asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions against Old Navy and for monetary damages. The complaint contains allegations of trademark infringement and unfair competition. Old Navy did not return calls for comment by press time.
Cartier, a division of Richemont North America Inc., and Cartier International B.V. filed a lawsuit against D&D Jewelry Imports, which does business as jewelsplus.com, and Mehrdad Ansari for allegedly selling imitations of its watches, rings and other jewelry. The defendants allegedly sold copies of the Tank Française, Tank Americaine, Panthere and Pasha watches. Additionally, Cartier alleged the defendants sold copies of its Tank Française ring design, screw motif trade dress and the interlocking "CC" design trademark. The complaint contains allegations of trade dress, trademark, copyright and design patent infringements. Cartier asked for the defendants to be permanently restrained from infringing on its intellectual property and for unspecified damages. D&D could not be reached for comment.
Miroglio SpA and Coast to Coast Fabrics Inc. filed a copyright lawsuit against Larry Hansel Clothing LLC, which does business as Rampage Clothing Co., and Macy's East LLC for allegedly infringing on a fabric design. According to court documents, Miroglio granted Coast to Coast an exclusive license in the U.S. for an original fabric design. Miroglio and Coast to Coast alleged that, after their initial production of garments using the copyrighted fabric design, the defendants manufactured and sold goods that infringed on that design. Rampage and Macy's declined to comment.
Lounge Soho Inc., a SoHo boutique selling men's and women's fashion, and its owner, Jack Menashe, are being sued by a former publicist for alleged sexual orientation discrimination. Andrew Boepple filed a lawsuit on Aug. 2 charging his former employer with fostering a work environment of persistent sexual orientation discrimination and hostility.Menashe's lawyer, Richard Asche, a partner with Litman, Asche & Gioiella, said Menashe had not been served with the lawsuit at press time, but that the claims were completely without merit. "If there is a lawsuit, he will defend it to the hilt," Asche said. "We will respond extremely vigorously in court and I am pretty certain at the end of the day, [Menashe] will be vindicated."
“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