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Kanye West’s Yeezy Sneakers Named “Shoe of the Year”

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Kanye West‘s incessant prayers of being recognized by the fashion industry just got answered. The rapper’s Yeezy sneakers, a collaboration with Adidas, were named “Shoe of the Year” by Footwear News. He can now put himself in the same category as previous winners Christian Louboutin, Stuart Weitzman and Manolo Blahnik, a factoid that will probably end up in one of his rants soon. Take that, fashion critics.

 

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We’re certain ‘Ye will laminate and frame the announcement, which reads: “This year’s Shoe of the Year honor recognizes the insatiable demand for all things Yeezy. The sneaker releases dominated the market in 2015 as demand for the product crashed servers, sparked extraordinary resale value and created a need for mob control in stores. From the moment Kanye West unveiled the 750 high-tops on the Grammys, his Adidas sneakers have been the most-coveted, most-talked-about, most-recognized shoes this year.” (more…)

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Sued Over PacSun T-Shirt

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Before Kendall became a top model and Kylie, the sister with the most downloaded app, the two had their beloved collection for PacSun. Now, one of their first joint ventures has landed them both in legal trouble with a kopyright (sorry, had to) infringement suit.

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Island Company claims Kendall, Kylie and PacSun stole its trademark logo, which has been in use since 2005: “Quit your job. Buy a ticket. Get a tan. Fall in love. Never return.” The Jenners’ version named in the lawsuit reads, “Run away. Fall in love. Never return,” which, though admittedly similar, sounds like one of the kajillion memes floating around on Instagram. (more…)

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Miranda Kerr Puts Her Back Into It for the 2015 InStyle Awards

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Continuing on from her revealing outfit at the 2015 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, Miranda Kerr gave us another peak of that toned model bod at the InStyle Awards on Monday, October 26, in Los Angeles. 

The white-on-white Ulyana Sergeenko Couture ensemble, including a nude-mesh panelled bodice with a textured fishtail skirt, was seemingly classic on the bottom yet contemporary up top. (more…)

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Mick Fanning is ELLE Australia’s First-Ever Male Cover Star

Mick Fanning and Jessica Hart Cover ELLE Australia November 2015

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Front covers of major fashion mags are usually reserved for celebs or in-demand models kicking serious goals, but ELLE Australia has made some space for professional surfer and all-round badass Mick Fanning for its November 2015 issue.

Taking out the crown for the publication’s first-ever male cover star, Mick poses alongside gap-toothed beauty Jessica Hart for the shot. Heck, he even cops a feel to the ol’ chest from the Victoria’s Secret model, making the prize all the sweeter.

A video of Mick dodging death went viral earlier this year (below), with the Aussie sports star punching an oncoming shark trying to attack him at the final of the J-Bay World Surf League event in South Africa. He was already a hero (and yes, a bit of a babe) in everyone’s eyes, but the dangerous situation and act of courage only reaffirmed previous opinions of him. (more…)

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Is Sam Frost Moving Onto Breakfast Radio With Rove McManus?

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She’s hot off the heels of finding love as Australia’s first ever The Bachelorette, but Sam Frost is already rumoured to have secured a spot with Rove McManus on 2Day FM’s new breakfast show. 

While a number of other names like Carrie Bickmore and Emma Freedman have been thrown around as potential co-hosts, entertainment commentator Peter Ford assured 3AW listeners that Sam has landed the gig.

“Sam Frost has not only scored herself a bloke but she’s scored herself a radio gig,” he said. “She’s going to be Rove McManus’s new co-host on his Sydney breakfast radio show which begins next week.” (more…)

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Mary Katrantzou Gets Sued for Copyright Infringement

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Mary Katrantzou, the British designer praised for her inventive digital prints, once said of fast fashion imitators, “You can’t take it personally; everyone is being copied, and I don’t have the budget to sue.”

It’s ironic that she now finds herself on the receiving end of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Myoung Ho Lee, a Korean photographer. Lee claims that Katrantzou used his “Tree…#3” image, previously featured in The New York Times T Magazine and The Telegraph, without authorization. His complaint, filed in the California District Court, cites Katrantzou’s “T for Tree” T-shirt, which retails for $520 on her e-commerce site, as the offending garment.

The case will more than likely settle out of court but it does raise questions about creative license and intellectual property in the digital age. Since information is so readily available, are we to assume Katrantzou’s team came across Lee’s image on social media or in the press? And if an image varies slightly, as is the case with Katrantzou’s “T for Tree” shirt, does it still constitute copyright infringement? It will be interesting to see how the case unfolds.

[via The Fashion Law]