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Gucci in aTussle ?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Business of Fashion | Comments Off on Gucci in aTussle ?

Reports have been swirling in the British press that Gucci has lost the rights to its GG trademark in the U.K. This action came following an complaint by German clothing firm Gerry Weber, to revoke the trademark on account of its “nonuse” in the periods from 2003 through 2008 and 2007 through 2012. IPO did revoke Gucci’s U.K. rights to a version of the GG logo on garments such as bracelets, shoulder bags, scarves and coats. The company said: “Gucci clarifies that Gucci’s rights in its GG logo are not affected by this decision,” Gucci is the owner of several other valid registrations for this mark, including a Community Trade Mark for its iconic GG logo and those rights are directly enforceable in the U.K.,” says the company....

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Karl Lagerfeld Delivers Master Class in Paris

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Business of Fashion, designer, Events | Comments Off on Karl Lagerfeld Delivers Master Class in Paris

On Tuesday 400 students, mostly in communications, sat and listened closely as the fashion designer conveyed a master class at the elite Paris school Sciences Po.  Lagerfeld rambled on and on about everything from his love for paper to his hatred to fashions, which he would say “that go straight from the runway to a museum.” Throughout the lecture he responded to any questions including those from, Françoise-Marie Santucci, editor in chief of Libération’s fashion supplement “Next”. “I was born with a pencil in my hand,” he said, advising students to chase a profession that’s a pleasure, not a chore. Since Lagerfeld was born into a well-to-do family Lagerfeld described why he did not pursue a university education, instead tumbled into the Paris couture world. Throught the speech he talked about:  His five years at Jean Patou  His daily...

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Paul Blum to Exit Juicy Couture

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Business of Fashion, designer | Comments Off on Paul Blum to Exit Juicy Couture

Unfortunately, Paul Blum, CEO of Juicy Couture, has announced his departure from the company, which will be effective Jan. 31. To help focus on global expansion, Blum was brought in last December as CEO to take the lead. “It’s been a great year for me personally and professionally,” Blum told WWD. “It was a great experience working with Bill McComb and Fifth & Pacific, and taking over where LeAnn Nealz (former president and chief creative officer) really left off.” Blum believes his biggest accomplishment throughout the past year were, capturing the global customer. Blum was also proud at the fact that he let the creative individual’s blossom and share their creative ideas in the process. Blum has a strong design background being though he’s worked with David Yurman, Juicy Couture, and Kenneth Cole and with that he wants to...

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Uniqlo Ramps Up Fashion With Spring Collaborations

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Events, fashion show, Runway | Comments Off on Uniqlo Ramps Up Fashion With Spring Collaborations

Revealing the product of its first collaborations with fashion icon Inès de la Fressange and Nigo Takizawa, Uniqlo is reviving the fashion part of spring. Inès de la Fressange and Nigo met last May where the two collaborated on the collection, giving it a vintage French feel. “I wanted to make the clothes in her wardrobe,” Takizawa explained, also stating that while the two were at de la Fressange’s Parisian home, she toke pieces out of her closet for this inspiration. “It’s amazing the ‘kawaii’ (Japanese word for “cute”) taste that she brings,” he added. Uniqlo design director Naoki Takizawa was inspired to interact with de la Fressange when he spotted a photo of the fashion icon and former model wearing Uniqlo designs. Inès de la Fressange mentioned, “Everything can be mixed together. All kinds of women from all...

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Does your job provide these?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Students | Comments Off on Does your job provide these?

When the time comes, remember to ask about a 401k plan and health insurance. Competition for the right employee can be fierce, and keeping a great employee is even more fierce so along with small companies, Fortune 500 companies are getting into the game of employee-focused perks. Companies offering unique job perks that encourage employees’:   Software Advice Employees are encouraged once a year to work remotely from anywhere in the world for a month.   JibJab Media Employees who make it to work by 10 a.m. Monday mornings are rewarded by free laundry service.   BBMG Employees are granted two separate accounts: an “inspiration” account and a “professional development” account. Each employee receives $500 annually in each account and they can use it as they see fit.   Brandsway Creative Every Friday afternoon, the eight employees at Brandsway...

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