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!
Since becoming a well-known brand, Tory Burch‘s unique designs and patterns have been copied time and again. Last year, the company filed trademark infringement lawsuits against these companies who misappropriated the well-known designs. One of those lawsuits was filed against New York-based jewelry company, Lin & J International.
In the lawsuit, Tory Burch claimed that Lin & J misappropriated designs and patterns that are associated with the brand and was thus selling counterfeit jewelry. Lin & J responded with a counterclaim, asserting that Tory Burch engaged in unfair trade practices, tortious interference with it’s business, defamation and trademark infringement. It also claimed that it did not misappropriate any trademarks and that it’s jewelry was inspired by the Coptic cross.
Last Fall, Converse went on a litigation spree and sued 31 brands, claiming trademark infringement. Amongst those 31 brands sued were H&M, Zulily, and Tory Burch. The shoe brand also filed an complaint with the International Trade Commission, who announced in November that it would be investigating Converse’s claims.
Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers // via Sweet and Lonely
Converse claimed in its lawsuit, that these brands copied its iconic ‘Chuck Taylor’ sneaker, a style which has become synonymous with Americana fashion. Converse claimed that these brands infringed upon trademarks it holds for design elements of the sneaker.
Converse has since settled with Ralph Lauren, one of the brands sued. Ralph Lauren agreed to pay an undisclosed amount and destroy all infringing products.
It seems that three more brands have settled with Converse over the past month. H&M, Zulily, and Tory Burch have all settled with Converse. Reports state that each brand has agreed to pay damages (the amount not being disclosed to the public), to destroy all infringing products and to no longer manufacture and sell products that could infringe Converse’s trademarks.
Oscar De La Renta: This is Peter Copping’s first true collect for Oscar and he served Mr. De La Renta’s memory well. The collection had so many beautiful red-carpet worthy gowns but this little number stood out to me because even though it simple, the subtle lace cap sleeves elevate the dress and makes it a piece to remember.
Tory Burch: I really enjoyed Tory Burch’s collection because I think she is mastering the art of evolution while maintaining the essence of your brand. Tory Burch has always been about preppy, lady-like elegance. This collection maintains that but adds in a bit of fun and flair with its boho, ’70s feel. This dress in particular stood out to me because of its silhouette coupled with the gorgeous embellishments. Love it!
Badgley Mischka: Another collection where there is no doubt that we will see some of these pieces on the Oscars red carpet come Sunday. This dress in particular is my favorite mostly because it takes an element that can usually be harsh, metallic, and makes it soft, feminine and gorgeous.
Pedro Del Hierro: This is what I want to look like on a cold, rainy day when I’m walking into work. From the gorgeous, structure of the coat to the classic button-down shirt and the beautifully tailored pants, everything about this outfit is on point.
Naeem Khan: I love lace. Always have, always will. And this look takes lace, which can usually be very girlish and dainty and toughens it up a bit and makes it edgy and sassy, proving that if done right lace can be right for any occasion.
J. Crew: I want this sweater right now, because it looks so incredibly comfortable and cozy. I, also, love this look because it pairs something that its normally super casual, an oversized knit sweater, with pieces that are little bit more dressed up: a short shirt dress, a sparkly clutch and fun heels. Definite outfit inspiration come fall!!
all images via style.com
Converse has sued up to 31 brands in 22 lawsuits for trademark infringement alleging that each company has copied its signature shoe, the Chuck Taylor sneaker. The companies sued range from affordable retail stores like Walmart and H&M, to competitors like Skechers, to high fashion brands like Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch.
Converse Chuck Taylor Sneaker
Converse has claimed in its lawsuits that these brands and retailers have infringed the American shoe brand’s trademarks and have produced and sold shoes that are confusingly similar to the Chuck Taylors that Converse has become famous for. Specifically, Converse claims the infringement of the trademarks of the rubber stripe around the shoe and the pattern on the bottom of the shoe.