Louboutin wins red soles trademark battle (FT)
"French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has won the right to trademark protection of his distinctive red soles in a US federal appeals court in the latest chapter of a bitter legal battle with rival luxury house Yves Saint Laurent."
MADE, a New York Fashion Booster, Makes Paris Inroads (WSJ)
"MADE Media Group helped launch several hot young U.S. fashion labels by providing a chic alternative to IMG Worldwide's famous New York Fashion Week tents. Now, MADE is taking its gig to Paris."
Why the entire fashion industry is watching Lululemon’s lawsuit against Calvin Klein (Financial Post)
"Lululemon announced last month it’s suing Calvin Klein for allegedly copying its 'Astro' yoga pants. The yoga retail alleged that Calvin Klein violated patents of the unusual waistband and design of the pants."
Fashion's New Order (NY Times)
"For much of the 20th century, the seating chart of a runway show gave a fairly accurate reading of power in the fashion industry. The press on one side, retailers on the other; editors and buyers prioritized neatly from front row to last. But so much has changed in the new millennium..."
Wacky Meets Khaki (NY Times)
"An embrace of the wacky is what makes Duckie Brown stand out refreshingly during the New York men’s shows. In a sea of heritage, preppy, Euro-tinged proletariat goth lite and more heritage, they have a sense of humor."