Should a brand be able to patent the colour of a shoe sole? Yves Saint Laurent’s legal team filed its response in Christian Louboutin’s red-sole trademark appeal, maintaining its stance. The now-cumbersome case is set to continue through 2012. In April 2011, Louboutin filed a $1 million trademark infringement suit against Yves Saint Laurent, over [...]
Keep a close eye on NOHARM in 2012. We believe it could be the new up and coming brand for next year. Not many brands have the heart or the vision to bring ethics and fashion to the same table but NOHARM has been quietly setting things out in recent years and 2012 is possibly [...]
While the rest of India’s apparel industry has been dealing with issues like excise duty, high raw material costs, decline in exports and low consumer buying sentiment throughout the year, denim players have been a cheerful lot. Unlike their peers, after witnessing a rise in their bottom lines during the second quarter of current fiscal, [...]
Replay Jeans create the broken-in look of vintage denim without the need for sandblasting. Replay’s “Laser Wash” uses no water at all, but rather lasers to achieve its pre-distressed look. Moreover, Replay uses ozone washing machines that require less water than conventional denim tumblers.
Toray Industries, Inc. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President, CEO & COO: Akihiro Nikkaku, hereafter referred to as “Toray”) has succeeded in producing laboratory-scale samples of the world’s first fully renewable biobased PET fiber by using fully renewable biobased PET derived from biobased para-xylene from Gevo, Inc. (Head Office: Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A, CEO: Patrick R. [...]
Brunello Cucinelli – Convictions & Principles Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian fashion designer. But he is not just that. He combines fashion and style with a philosophy of life. The motto on his website is “beauty is our salvation.” Cucinelli, the son of a farmer, started selling brightly colored cashmere sweaters from his garage in [...]
Vivienne Westwood predicts humanity is heading for the gas chamber. Her extreme viewpoints on human rights, the financial crisis and the environment ended up being the focus of a Guardian profile from this weekend. She’s even reluctant to encourage people to buy her clothes. On the inevitability of human extinction: I will say something that [...]
Hand crafted RMC Bandana Bears by RMC Martin Ksohoh. “something special for your special someone”. All handmade and fully functional with movable arms and legs. Special Anniversary Edition in 10 colours.
How to try to buy credibility using Facebook OR does having millions of Facebook fans actually degrade your credibility, originality, desirability and unique quality? So here’s the latest story on the designer brands with most Facebook fans. Rounding out the top 10 in November were Burberry (9,808,722); Levi’s (9,371,541); Nike Football (9,112,968); Lacoste (6,742,187); DC [...]
After global apparel brands stopped sourcing from Indian apparel exporters for engaging child labour, the industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance to child labour and cleanse the supply chain. Though the extensive auditing of the supply chain will add an additional cost of 5 per cent, but it will at least keep India off [...]
As the Chinese government struggles to meet several of its own environmental targets to 2015, China’s textile industry could face a new ‘green tax’, which together with higher wages and a slump in exports, puts additional pressure on an industry that is already facing big challenges.
Luxury fashion house Louise Vuitton has announced that it is to support Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition next year in London. Kusama who is celebrating over 60 years as an artist is holding a retrospective at the Tate Modern London, from February 9-June 5. Kusama’s art is often as experiential and features huge landscapes created [...]
Need to demonstrate stylish pedal-power? Fear not, Gucci to the rescue! Take a butchers at the Gucci bike collection: images courtesy of Gucci Luxury label Gucci is collaborating with bicycle manufacturer, Bianchi on a range of bikes and accessories. The line, designed Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini, features two bicycles in black or white with [...]
KTV caught up with Thom Browne at Fashion For Action to discuss his involvement with the charity Housing Works, his unique trousers, fashion 101 for men, and what he has coming up with his mens & womens collection, Moncler and Brooks Brothers. Take a look! Music by the Doppelgangaz.