Posts Tagged ‘ysl’

The Kardashians are fashion; they get it. You can tell this by the presence of Khloé on E!’s Fashion Police (the ultimate in fashion authorities), Kim’s constant presence at fashion shows and collaborative lines and now through their handbag collection. They’re untouchable.

Well, one of the funny things about being a deity in virtually all fashion design (shoes, bags, garments, accessories, you name it) is critique. Being at the top means you have a lot of haters.

One of my favorite segments on is the “Adventures in Copyright.” The staff will usually bring up copyright claims where lawsuits have been filed or simply just instances of intense ‘inspiration.’ This week, they noticed an incredible similarity between the new Kardashian bag collection and bags from other less notable brands like Balenciaga, YSL, Celine and Chanel. Obviously, the issue here is that these brands have been too intensely inspired by Kim and the gang.

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Red Sole Debacle

Posted: April 12, 2011 by jerkmag in TRIM -- style
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Yves Saint Laurent made a shoe with a red sole. This offense landed them a lawsuit by the creator of the red sole, the shoe, shoe soles, and feet.

Christian Louboutin is suing YSL for having the audacity to make a pump with a red sole. The red sole is considered the Louboutin trademark. Many people can only distinguish the brand because of the famous red soles. For this reason, the company feels that YSL is infringing on their territory and creating confusion for the consumer.

The suit has been filed, now we wait and see whom the courts will side with. (more…)


Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear


Fashion week (a.k.a. month) is over. The entire emotional circuit ran its course: the apprehension at seeing the new ideas, new trends, the joy or disappointment at shows.

The next phase is going through all the collections, picking the most interesting ideas and forecasting what the public will want. During this phase, another phenomenon starts up: rumors float about designers’ futures.

In fashion, as in most creative enterprises, nothing is guaranteed. Every collection, every season, is a test. Designers are constantly pushed to achieve more, to stun, to innovate. This is even more true now that corporate giants run the industry.


Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear


That said, Stefano Pilati, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, was said to be on his way out after this collection. But the reviews are in and Pilati is saved. He tapped into the quintessential YSL style and exceeded all other designers’ attempts to bring back the legend. Pilati proved that this is where he belongs, signed with YSL for another three years, and stopped the rumor mill.

~Nadjma Sajo