The fashion industry is in the midst of the annual Spring/Summer womenswear shows, currently encamped in Paris for some of the most noteworthy events of the season. Anthony Vaccarello made his debut for Yves Saint Laurent this week and Maria Grazia Chiuri, Christian Dior’s first female creative director, presented her first collection for the famed couture house. Also of interest: the law has found its way on to the runway in a few instances this month – whether it be Alexander Wang’s non-disclosure announcement printed sweatshirts or Off-White’s makeshift Canal Street set up outside of its Spring/Summer show on Thursday evening. It seems the fashion industry is not immune to inspiration in unlikely places.
Here are some other articles you may have missed this week …
1. Tiffany and Costco Face Off in Court over Counterfeit Ring Damages: Jury awards $5.5 million so far.
2. New York-based fashion brand Tibi has been Slapped with a Copyright Infringement Suit Over an Instagram Post.
3. Following the battle between luxury rivals LVMH (parent to Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Celine, among others) and Hermès a few years ago, two LVMH Executives have been Suspected of Trafficking Sensitive Law-Enforcement Info.
4. Vogue Sounds Off on the "Gross" Practice of Paid-For Bloggers: This week’s most widely controversial discussion came in the form of a blogger-shaming article from Vogue.
5. Hints of Hedi Slimane Abound at Vaccarello-Helmed Saint Laurent: How is YSL managing its IP now that Hedi Slimane is gone?
6. What’s in a Logo: Why Brands Re-Brand. Google has changed its logo multiple times. So, too, has Barbie, the Met, and YSL.
7. Adidas Sues Swiss Fashion Brand Bally: The German sportswear giant continues its fight against others’ striped footwear.