Fashion redefined, LV wins counterfeiting suit, Fashion Darwinism, Inspiring bloggers, Fashion cycles

High Fashion Faces a Redefining Moment (New York Times)
“Designer fashion — the creative wellspring of the American apparel industry, the engine of style magazines, the stuff of plain old dreams — is experiencing a serious case of the blues. As another show season rolls out across the city, against the chilliest retail climate in years, many believe this is not merely a difficult moment for high-end fashion but a defining one as well.”

Louis Vuitton Wins Suit Against Counterfeiter (Korea Times)
Louis Vuitton Malletier, a unit of French luxury goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said Thursday that it has won a lawsuit filed last year against a Korean wholesaler, which has been manufacturing and selling imitation bags under the brand Santa V for the past 18 years.”

Blame Darwinism, but we are all fashionistas (Times)
“It’s time to drop the ‘intellectual frump’ look and face the facts: in politics, business, sex or success, what we wear matters.”

Fashion’s Secret Helpers (WSJ)
“Fashion houses stretch their search for inspiration from a teen in Texas to a blogger in the Philippines. Rodarte finds a muse in a Chicago suburb.”

Whose Bike Are You Wearing? (New York Times)
“Until recently, bikes were merely fashionable. Lately, it seems, they are fashion — and they don’t have to be ultraexpensive novelty items to qualify.”