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Kim Kardashian Says She Is Too Well-Known for KKW Beauty to Be Confused With KW Makeup Line

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The long legal battle between Kim Kardashian-West’s KKW Beauty brand and Danish makeup artist and entrepreneur Kjaer Weis seems far from over. The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed on July 2017 by Weis, claiming that “KKW” closely resembles “KW,” causing confusion amongst customers.

Weis began using her trademarked KW logo seven years prior to Kardashian’s launch of her makeup brand. The makeup artist accuses Kardashian of making a “knowing, willing, and deliberate” choice to use a similar logo for her KKW makeup line. A representative for Kardashian said, “There is no merit to this lawsuit. Before launching, Kim received approval for KKW, KKW BEAUTY, and KKW FRAGRANCE from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. When Ms. Weis asked for a re-examination, the USPTO again approved the brand names for Kim’s company a second time. Kim has done everything by the book.”

Left is KKW’s Pink Crème Lipstick 6 Warm Plum; Right is KW’s Lipstick

More than a year later, Kardashian is now aiming to have the case dismissed, claiming Weis has failed to show evidence of consumers actually getting confused between the brands and that the brands have different packaging and price points. And, with “Kardashian’s fame and access to over 100 million social media followers,” she does not need “to trick the public into associating her products with Kjaer Weis in order to gain exposure or traction.” It’s hard to argue with that.

Left is KKW’s powder contour singles; right is KW’s cream foundation

A hearing regarding the dismissal is set to take place on November 2.

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Kaia Gerber Is Giving Us Major Hair Envy on Vogue Japan’s December Cover

To say 2018 has been Kaia Gerber‘s year would be an understatement. She kickstarted the year by fronting Vogue Paris, channeled Gia Carangi for Love, made the cover of Vogue Italia and returned for a second French Vogue appearance just last month. All of this was in the midst of countless runway shows and becoming the face of mega brands Versace, Moschino, Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. It’s no wonder the 17-year-old nabbed a Fashion Awards nomination for model of the year. Now, Kaia rounds off her year perfectly with a December cover of Vogue Japan, shot by Luigi & Iango. Looking fresh-faced with a major blow-out, she suits up in Giorgio Armani, styled by Julia von Boehm.

Vogue Japan December 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.JP

Despite everyone’s best efforts, the cover fell flat with the majority of our forum members. “I don’t know. She looks lifeless, boring, depressing but beautiful at the same time. I was waiting for a festive cover and all I can see is a waitress after the New Year’s party,” IndigoHomme said the moment the cover dropped.

“Not that I expected to be bowled over because I’ve actually been somewhat indifferent towards Kaia Gerber, but this is just unremarkable for a December cover. Vogue Japan’s December covers are normally so festive, with the model all glammed up in a nice gown,” added Benn98.

“Yawn. Nothing interesting here,” Valentine27 chimed in.

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Jessica Chastain Encourages Us to “Lead Like a Woman” in Ralph Lauren’s New Video Campaign

The second video in Ralph Lauren’s #LeadLikeaWoman campaign takes on the myth that successful women don’t support each other. Starring powerful women from different industries, like actress Jessica Chastain, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, chef Dominique Crenn and director Catherine Hardwicke, the video discusses what happens when strong women support strong women.

Chastain, the face of the campaign, has become a feminist icon due to her outspokenness regarding pay equity in Hollywood and being supportive to victims in the #MeToo movement. Last January, fellow actress Octavia Spencer expressed her gratitude to Chastain because she spoke up regarding women of color getting less than white women in the industry, thus Spencer ending up with five times the original salary for their upcoming movie. In the video, Chastain says, “And I know that the more [women] work together, the more we support other women, the more we embrace this wonderful sisterhood. We are going to create a change for the next generation.”

Ralph Lauren’s “Lead Like a Woman” campaign is a three-part video series that started in May. Be sure to keep an eye out for the final release of this impactful video series and support the campaign by using the hashtag #LeadLikeaWoman.

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Public School and Eileen Fisher Are Partnering on a Zero-Waste Collection

Fashion designer Eileen Fisher is known for her comfortable, classic knits while Public School New York (PSYNY) founders Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow lean more toward streetwear. Despite the polarity of their styles, the designers share a vision for a more sustainable and eco-friendly industry. Fisher is known for her sustainable practices and program called Renew. She also has an upcycling factory, which inspired Osborne and Chow to start a zero-waste collaboration with the designer.

“This is one of the most important collaborations we’ve worked on in terms of providing visibility and awareness around a critical issue — sustainability within our industry,” Chow told WWD. “This is the first step for our brand toward implementing sustainable standards into our own practices. Eileen has been such an amazing leader in the sustainable space so we’re really fortunate to be able to work and learn from her and her team,” added Osborne.

The collection features a pant, top, hat and sweater, each with a cap of around 150 or fewer in stock, all made from recycled clothes. The Harlem Denim Pant uses two shades of reclaimed denim with side snaps. The Hastings Silk Top is made of Renew silks.

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NOT YOUR MOM’S SUSTAINABILITY. We’re excited to launch our newest collaboration with the one and only @eileenfisherny who’s been at the forefront of sustainable fashion for over 10 years. She’s collected over a million of her own pieces from her customers since 2008 and renewing the life-span of these garments through her upcycled collections. She graciously took us under her wing and opened up her Tiny Factory in Irvington, NY to share their renewal process and best practices in design and production. Along the way we developed a 5 piece capsule that features vintage silks, wools and denim as well as her own privately developed felting technique that turns factory floor scraps into a new cut-able fabric. Over the course of the summer we learned how to properly disassemble old garments, reverse engineer patterns to optimize fabric yield, and fully utilize every inch for a #zerowaste process. The entire experience has been inspiring and eye-opening to say the least, not only learning a new way to design but rethinking he we create and subsequently consume. We’re super grateful to Eileen and her entire team for sharing their wealth of experience and information. No one company or designer will be able to tackle the effects our industry continues to leave on our climate and environment on their own so the spirit of this collaboration is to prove that we all must work together to make a change. And the change is coming. Shout out to all the great brands and designers already doing amazing work to help evolve our industry. #psnyxef #zerowaste

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The collection is exclusively available at the Making Space store in Brooklyn, New York. The Riverdale Felted Cap is the only piece that is also available online in Public School’s website.

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Edita Vilkeviciute Gives Vogue Germany Its Best Cover of the Year

Our forum members love seeing their favorite models on the cover of fashion magazines. But models aren’t a guaranteed win — and Vogue Germany has had more misses than hits over the past few months. The magazine didn’t even try with Anna Ewers last month, Othilia Simon went all exorcist on us for June and our forums are still not over the four models-of-the-moment covers from February that looked more like mugshots. For November 2018, Lithuanian beauty Edita Vilkeviciute adds her fifth cover of the German fashion bible to her portfolio, captured by photographer Alique and styled by Nicola Knels, resulting in two covers to choose from.

Vogue Germany November 2018 : Edita Vilkeviciute by Alique

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

As always with multi-covers, there’s always one that stands out. “Thank God for the second cover (below)! It’s everything, and more. Mainly her profile and that earring. Easily their best cover this year,” commented Benn98.

“Love the second cover. Contemporary yet classic and Vogue-worthy. It is a 2018 (dewy skin, full brows, non-traditional pose) take on a classic 80s money look — the black turtleneck, pulled back hair and chunky gold earrings (LV no less). Very Vogue,” said samoanceleb.

“The second cover saves this issue,” declared EstefaniaAbaddon.

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Off-White and Hirshleifers Launch a Bedroom Capsule Collection

The recently declared hottest fashion brand in the world, Off-White, is collaborating with New York retailer Hirshleifers on a “bedroom” capsule collection that features bags, lingerie, T-shirts, pajama tops and hoodies.

As revealed on Instagram, the collection has a black, white and mint green color scheme. It goes for a comfy streetwear look with a hint of intimacy with the lace bralette. A notable piece would be the black pajama top that has the Hirshleifers building on the top right and “WOMAN” written on the back.

“Bedroom” will not be available online, but it will be available in the Hirshleifers store beginning October 28 at 2080 Northern Blvd. Manhasset, New York.

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