FASHIONBOSS ENCORE: SUNDAY FASHION RECAP
FASHION LAW: Fight the Gucci Fight
Guess Conquers Gucci Once More in Court | Old habits die hard … just like Gucci‘s latest trademark infringement case against Guess. Last Friday, a Paris court denied all claims in Gucci’s 44-page lawsuit and the brand’s request for €55 million ($63.2 million) in damages, according to a statement from Guess. As reported by Fashionista, the court added to Gucci’s disappointment by nullifying three of its “G” trademarks, long at the heart of the Italian luxury label’s complaints against Guess. Gucci has decried Guess’ use of its similar iconography as “unlawful and parasitic free-riding on Gucci’s trademark and, in general, its brand image.”
BUSINESS OF FASHION: It’s a Cosmopolitan World
Cosmopolitan Launches in Nigeria | While the title Cosmopolitan Nigeria may sound surprising for a Western women’s fashion and lifestyle publication, the magazine’s move into digital space in sub-Saharan Africa — under the sponsorship of Estee Lauder Cos — is an excellent commercial maneuver. Staffed by a small-scale, local editorial team in the country’s capital of Lagos, blogger Yemisi Odusanya is in charge of content for the English-language site, Cosmopolitan.ng. With access to content spanning fashion, beauty and entertainment from multiple international editions of the publication, she will edit and distribute Cosmopolitan for Nigerian audiences.
FASHION & STYLE: Fashion’s Love Affair with the Far East
“China: Through the Looking Glass” Is Coming to the Met | All eyes looked to the Far East Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s press preview for “China: Through the Looking Glass,” an upcoming show fusing fashion, art and film influenced by the eastern country. Opening May 7th, the show will take over the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as the museum’s Chinese Galleries. A collection of 130 couture and ready-to-wear pieces have been curated with traditional Chinese costumes, paintings and decorative objects to showcase Western civilization’s obsession with Chinese aesthetics. In collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton conceptualized the exhibit — encompassing pieces from the 18th century to today — in a series of fashion displays reflecting design elements of art objects with which they are paired. For example, the Astor Court will showcase the Chinese opera costumes of famed Peking singer Mei Lanfang, the inspiration behind John Galliano’s Spring 2003 couture collection for Christian Dior.
FASHION WEEK: Off the Beaten Path of NYFW’s Fashion Frenzy
Nolcha Fashion Week Showcases Rare, New Talent | Those that were able to brave the bitter cold temperature and harsh winds on February 15th were lucky enough to take part in Nolcha Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios – a leading award winning event held during NYFW that showcases independent fashion designers and their collections. Among those featured were Katty Xiomara, Prieston, Ann Himsel, Haute Athletics and Danny Nguyen Couture, among others.
Image via Danny Nguyen (Nolcha Fashion Week)/ Thumbnail via Gucci