Today’s Fashion Headlines: Lanvin’s New Book, Marc Jacobs Changes Timeslot, Ralph Lauren Wins Case

August 20, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Lanvin, Book, I Love You

Lanvin Windows Featured in New Book

Alber Elbaz’s fantastical window displays for Lanvin are chronicled in a new Rizzoli book. Available in October, it’s called “Lanvin: I Love You” and features 200 color photos of windows in Paris and installations constructed for press events. “When I do windows, I don’t start with a red dress or a white coat, I begin with a dream with a story, and with a sketch. Windows are the most direct way to communicate with people,”Elbaz writes in the foreword.

Marc Jacobs NYFW Changes

Due to the changes at next month’s New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs is changing his show time to an earlier timeslot. Usually closing the week at 8pm, the show has now officially moved to 6pm on September 11th. The CFDA worked with the designer and company president Robert Duffy on the changes, as they wanted to accommodate editors and buyers leaving early to attend London Fashion Week. In addition, scheduling conflicts caused Jacobs to move the show from its usual venue at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue to the Seventh Regiment Armory at Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.

Ralph Lauren Wins Counterfeit Case

The Court of Milan’s intellectual property division has found textile company Fratelli Martinelli Textile guilty of producing and selling counterfeit merchandise. Using a logo intentionally similar to the iconic Ralph Lauren polo player on linens and home furnishings, the company called the line “American Polo Sporting Club.” The court ordered Fratelli Martelli Textile to remove the merchandise from stores and destroy all related products. The Italian company will also have to pay 75,000 euros, or about $100,000, in damages plus all legal fees. “We are very pleased with this decision and that the court recognized and acknowledged the uniqueness of the Ralph Lauren logo and polo player. We will continue to defend our brands and heritage against attempts to infringe on our intellectual property rights or to copy our unique trademarks and logos,” said a Ralph Lauren spokeswoman in a statement.

-Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD, WSJ 

Image: WWD

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