Every two weeks, the high street spits out new knock-offs of garments originally designer by often-defenseless young designers. But when it comes to fashion, is imitation the most sincere form of flattery? – i-D
Kendall Jenner opened up about her modeling experience thus far: “I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show. I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me.” – The Cut
Copycat products manufactured in China have long been a headache for luxury brands. But now policing purse designs is getting harder than ever, thanks to a trend toward “tong kuan” or “look-alike” products that mimic the shape of their high-end counterparts but feature phony Western-sounding brand names. – Fast Co.
The Key to Selling an $800 Sneaker: The founders of the Buscemi brand talk about their made in Italy accessories, being spotted on celebrities, keeping supplies tight, and what they learned about luxury demand from Hermès. – WSJ
Miami street artist David Anasagasti filed a lawsuit against American Eagle Outfitters Inc. for copyright infringement. – WWD
As outfits based on yoga pants have become increasingly popular as streetwear, and have even infiltrated the office in recent years, the sale of athletic apparel has exploded. Two main strategies have emerged in this competition for market share during a time of consumer caution. Some retailers employ the simplest angle, vying to offer the lowest possible price for leggings or gym socks. Others have started an arms race to offer the newest, most high-tech garments as often as possible. – NY Times
New New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman granted an interview to Haaretz while in Israel recently and discussed everything from her work history to her thoughts on blogging to the state of fashion criticism to her feelings about pop culture. – Racked