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

READY, SET, SHOP Outside Macy’s in Queens before “Fashion’s Night Out,” courtesy of The New York Times

Outside Macy’s before “Fashion’s Night Out,” courtesy of The New York Times

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.”