>> When Diane von Furstenberg was reelected president of the CFDA earlier this year, the one goal she specified she had for the organization was: "We’d like to pass the law against counterfeits and copying."
A bill that came to the House of Representives last year died after clothing manufacturers argued that protection against knockoffs would only encourage litigiousness — people arguing over who had the idea first. Yesterday, Senator Charles Schumer introduced a new bill, supported by both the CFDA and the American Apparel & Footwear Assocation (the latter had argued that the House bill would expose its members to lawsuits).
Posts for August 2010
Fashion in 50 Seconds 08/05/10 British Fashion Council Announces MA Scholarship, Henry Holland For Roxy
Thomas Crisp is the first menswear designer to win the British Fashion Council's MA Scholarship.
Henry Holland collaborated on a skiwear collection for Roxy.
Ralph Lauren childrenswear launches an interactive storybook.
Rachel Weisz, Jessica Biel and Eva Mendes all will direct short films for Glamour’s fifth annual Reel Moments series.
After fourteen years at Glamour, Suze Yalof Schwartz is leaving her position as executive fashion editor at large.
>> The One Clothing Item That Eludes Daphne Guinness —Daphne Guinness was suffering from a foot wound over the weekend at a Calvin Klein-sponsored AIDS benefit held at Steven Klein's house in Bridgehampton, but that didn't stop her from wearing ten-inch platform heels (although she did eventually rest her feet by standing on the side of the shoes). Dramatic as her wardrobe may be, Guinness admitted that there is at least one hole in its extensive confines: "I like to experiment with different fabrics and see what happens. There's one fabric I've been looking for for five years. It's like an LCD screen, but it's supple. You'd be able to play the movie 'Sunset Boulevard' on your T-shirt. The military has the first option on it. I keep asking them, 'Can't you just give me a little bit?'" [WSJ]
Jamie Bochert talks to Vogue.com UK about meeting one of her icons, Patti Smith.
Coco Rocha blogs and posts photos from her honeymoon in Corsica.
Elle editor in chief Robbie Myers joins Twitter.
On August 18 Target will host Target Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular—part light show, part runway show and part dance theater—at the Standard Hotel in New York.
>> Coco Rocha, who's currently on her second honeymoon — two weeks in Costa Rica — with new husband James Conran (they were also recently photographed together for Vogue), shared with the Huffington Post today a few pictures and details about her original honeymoon: "James suggested Corsica as a possibility. Neither of us had been there and, to be honest, I'd never even heard of it!"
Once they settled on Corsica, Rocha says as soon as they arrived, "James and I set off in our little rental car on a road trip going nowhere in particular and hugged the tiny mountain roads, making stops at old abandoned stone farm houses and ice cold mountain waterfalls where we stripped down and swam . . . When we weren't exploring the island by car, James and I stayed in a gorgeous northern coastal town called Ile Rousse." Needless to say, they enjoyed themselves: "We've said we are going back there for our 10-year anniversary."
>> Kate Lanphear Terms Herself a "Redneck," Robbie Myers Joins Twitter —The extremely press (and social networking)-shy Kate Lanphear collects old Margiela and Helmut Lang and has accrued quite the cult following, but she says of her current position as Elle's style director: "I often feel like I have to pinch myself. I can't believe it." And as for all her style acolytes: "I'm completely humbled by it. I mean, I am just your average redneck from Virginia." Speaking of Elle, Robbie Myers just joined Twitter. [The Cut]
>> Now that Erin Wasson's RVCA split has been confirmed, she's focusing on her Low Luv jewelry line — which she promoted at Azalea boutique in San Francisco last week. After explaining to Refinery 29 where the line's name came from — "Anybody who's going to scream 'I love you!' at the top of their lungs, I'm leery about. I want to be whispered I love you to. It's love on the down-low. Jewelry exchanged as heirlooms in families is an exchange of love. And it's less disposable than clothing" — she talked with StyleList about the probability of another clothing line: "Anything's possible. I like to keep a bit of mystery. I'm not ready to read my entire book to everyone right now. There are still a lot of chapters being written. And I want to make sure that [a clothing line is] right."
>> Marc Jacobs E-Commerce Launching Sept. 15 —September 15 now not only marks Marc Jacobs's Spring 2011 show date, but a barrage of launches for the brand. Jacobs is using the Fashion Week buildup as an opportunity to open his new Manhattan book store, Bookmarc, and debut his e-commerce site for US customers — both on the same day as his show. No word on what the e-commerce offerings will encompass, but Robert Duffy hinted to the New York Times last month that the site will have different items than can be found on other retailers that sell Jacobs's wares online. [Thread NY]
Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Victoria's Secret model and Transformers star, is Love's September issue cover girl.
Joseph Altuzarra will be live at SHOWstudio tomorrow, talking with Fashion Director Alexander Fury.
David Beckham is designing a menswear collection under Victoria's successful fashion label. The men's line will launch for spring 2011.
Glamour magazine launches its first iPad application.
British Vogue covers featuring Kate Moss—September 2010 and March 1993
The September issue of British Vogue features Kate Moss for the sixth time in her career and marks Moss' 30th cover for the magazine. Her first British Vogue cover (above right) was shot in 1993 by Corinne Day. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Moss' latest issue promises a look at fall trends as style by Kate herself, and the cover look is Burberry Prorsum. Also recently released, Moss' fall 2010 Balmain campaign (below), in which she appears in head-to-toe leather as captured by Inez & Vinoodh.