Mansur Gavriel Responds to Claims of Copying

During New York Fashion Week last week, Mansur Gavriel debuted its first shoe collection alongside its it-girl favorite bags. While many in the industry were excited to see this emerging brand make its way into new areas of market, one fellow designer was not so please.

Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh of New York City, released a statement claiming that the brand’s duo design team, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, had copied Zadeh’s “hallmark mule and slide designs” and that the shoes were also in identical colors to Zadeh’s Spring 2015 collection.

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When pressed about her accusations by Business of Fashion, she revealed that her store records show purchases from “Rachel Mansur dating March, April and May 2015, of the exact styles and colors in question, as well [as] an earlier purchase of Maryam Nassir Zadeh sandals from Floriana Gavriel in July 2014.” She cites this as evidence that the designers had access to her shoes and referenced them in their own line.

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Giorgio Armani, Corp. Sued For $75 Million

Giorgio Armani was sued last week by former employee Fabio Silva in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Silva worked as general counsel for the company for about a year from October 2014 to July 2015.

Silva alleges in his lawsuit that Giorgio Armani created a hostile work environment and unlawfully discharged Silva based on national origin and disability.

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Silva claims that because he is of Mexican descent he recieved discriminatory statements from a co-worker. He then met with Chief Operating Officer, Giorgio Fornari to complain; however, nothing was done to rectify the situation. In fact, Silva claims that the company then retaliated and denied his request for a raise because he complained of discrimination.

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NYFW Snapshots

New York Fashion Week just wrapped up yesterday. And, as always, the best of American fashion was put on display and fashion enthusiasts across the country died over the beautiful pieces that adorned the lanky models who walked for some of the most reknown names in fashion.

Check out some of my favorite looks below and be sure to follow @nyfw on Instagram for some of the most beautiful photos and videos the past week!

Relive @nicolemillernyc's New York City-inspired collection. #NYFW

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Announcing: Warby Parker Fall Collection

A couple months back, I woke up, got out of bed, and promptly stepped on my glasses and broke them. This is the worst thing that can happen to someone who wears glasses and contacts. So, I began perusing glasses options.

I want glasses that are chic and fashionable but are also classic and timeless and don’t cost me a lot of money. After all, I’m wearing contacts more than I wear glasses, but when I wear glasses I want them to look good!

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This is where Warby Parker comes in! For years, Warby Parker has been the fashionable girl’s go-to for glasses. They offer some of the most chic and fashionable styles that would make anyone stop and tell you that they not only love your shoes, handbag, or dress but also your gorgeous glasses!

Warby Parker is launching its Fall Collection today and it seems like the perfect time for me to get a pair of glasses to replace the broken ones.

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Kering Brands Get Restraining Order Against Alibaba

Kering’s luxury brands have won an early victory in court in their fight against Chinese retailer, Alibaba over the claim that Alibaba sells fake goods on its website.

Back in May, Kering luxury brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, sued Alibaba in New York, claiming that trademark infringement and the sell of counterfeit goods on the Chinese retailer’s website.

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This past week, these brands were granted their request for a temporary restraining order against several Alibaba vendors named in the suit. This is a huge win for these luxury brands because it means that the vendors must immediately cease the sale and distribution of the counterfeit goods on the Alibaba website.

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