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20-03-2013
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Welcome to the Fashion Spot!

Softgrey is correct (she's a former Moderator Team Leader and a founding member ... so she knows her stuff.). I see that another moderator has already moved it here.

Here's the scoop ... because, as a new member, you would not be expected to know this:

If it's a brand where they have shows at a fashion week ... then we could have a thread about their designer and their collections in Designers & Collections. But not about their business model or retail operations. Business stuff belongs in this forum. Plus ... if you are doing research or working on an assignment, we want all of those kinds of questions here, in this thread. That's because whenever people were asking our members to help them, the response was usually scant at best, so we decided a long time ago that these kind of requests should not have a dedicated thread for each question ... we just end up with a bunch of tiny, random threads with no real purpose. So ... it belongs here.

Those people who like to help and who know something about your topic may offer an opinion. or you may set up a survey on another site, and ask our members to go there to answer your questions. Not sure how effective this it ... but I know that I've participated in some of these surveys.

I can't offer any help on this one, though ... I've never heard or them. But then, I'm in Los Angeles ... so it's not something that we would see here.

Maybe someone who knows this brand will want to offer their opinion?

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adidas SLVR
Hi guys,

I just discovered adidas SLVR http://www.slvr.com/NL/

For some reason i had never heard of the brand before.. seems they are not doing to well with their advertising!
I am trying to understand the brand, which seems to be a bit difficult..

What do you think about the brand?
What category would you put them in, who would be their competitors?

Cheers,
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28-03-2013
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SLVR is designed by antwerp-trained german menswear designer dirk schonberger. you know i like what dirk is trying to do with it personally. trying to combine that element of sportif function with the technicality of high fashion. generally it's very functional,well-cut but is so comfortable as streetwear.

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the first few collections felt like a poor man's Acronym to me, that whole urban warrior bike messenger feel.
i'm not feeling it, i guess this is their answer to the nike nsw line.. or that nike made in italy line

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Who would be their competitors? Ralston Purina.

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Hi Everyone,

I am suppose to be researching new, exciting, or possible ideas that other brands may be using in order to gain consumer base in China. I am researching on WWD but I don't think that's the best place to start. Could anyone lead me into a direction that would be healpful? TIA!

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I'm thinking that this site might have some info about "foreign" fashion brands too, if you dig through old issues ... although these articles are about Chinese labels:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/20...t_16371570.htm

Here's an interesting video about a Chinese American family bringing it back to China: http://www.thoughtfulchina.com/build...brands-en.html and other upstart Chinese labels.

And this site seems to have lot's of bits about China and fashion, here's a search I did in their fashion section, keyword: China: http://www.l2thinktank.com/index.php?s=China&=

Not sure if these will be of any use ... but I found them interesting.

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Hi Everyone,

I am suppose to be researching new, exciting, or possible ideas that other brands may be using in order to gain consumer base in China. I am researching on WWD but I don't think that's the best place to start. Could anyone lead me into a direction that would be healpful? TIA!
i would try searching the nytimes instead or wall street journal instead.

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thanks so much ladies!

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Case Studies on Fashion
I am currently writing my thesis and I would like to incorporate a few aspects of fashion and fashion retailers (e.g. H&M, Zara, Topshop).
Do you have links to studies that examine fashion trends and/OR the big retailers like Zara etc. how they work?
I would appreciate that a lot!

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Hi everyone! Do you know where can I find some general informations about fashion magazines (InStyle) ? I mean when was it founded, by who etc?

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I just Googled "history of InSTyle Magazine and found these links all of which talk about their history. These two resources will probably have other major fashion magazines in addition to InStyle.

Wikeipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InStyle

MyFashionDataBase: http://www.myfdb.com/companies/803-instyle


If you are interested in their current stats and management, magazines usually put out a media kit on their own corporate site: http://www.instyle.com/instyle/stati...e/mission.html

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I hope it's OK to put my question here, since we don't have a thread yet and I find it unnecessary to open it just for that purpose.
So, as a graphic designer I am currently working on a website for a client. Usually the photos used for it are stock photos of any kind, but I am wondering if it's illegal to use a (cropped) photo from some fashion editorial or are they somehow copyrighted?
I know that theey are seen multiple times in different media/forms and even reproductions.

Would be very thankful is someone would informed me about this issue.

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I hope it's OK to put my question here, since we don't have a thread yet and I find it unnecessary to open it just for that purpose.
So, as a graphic designer I am currently working on a website for a client. Usually the photos used for it are stock photos of any kind, but I am wondering if it's illegal to use a (cropped) photo from some fashion editorial or are they somehow copyrighted?
I know that theey are seen multiple times in different media/forms and even reproductions.

Would be very thankful is someone would informed me about this issue.
one easy thing you might do is put a tiny © Mario Testino(for example)
or use the copyright clearinghouse center and licensed images to use...

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All photos should be considered copyrighted by the photographer ... since the photographer is the creator. If it's an editorial, the magazine most likely has purchased full copyrights or possibly exclusive user rights from the photographer. If you or your client use them without written permission from the legal copyright holder it would be considered a copyright violation and they can sue for their usage fees.

To be honest ... I believe just crediting the copyright owner would not give your client the right to use the photos. You still did not obtain permission or purchase usage rights to those photos. So .... yes ... user rights to any photos should be purchased from either a stock house, clearing house or directly from the photographer and/or magazine, if they are not offered as stock photos. And this is especially important if your client is a commercial enterprise that will make money from these images .... potential demands for payment and lawsuits.

Here is a link to information about copyrights that seems to explain it in more detail, and if you are creating web sites for customers, you need to know inside out, to protect yourself and your clients: http://www.chillingeffects.org/copyright/faq.cgi

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What constitutes unlicensed copy and display of copyrighted material?

Answer: Unlicensed use or distribution of copyrighted works is illegal and may be considered a criminal act. Copyright law grants the exclusive right to use, copy, distribute, display and perform a copyrighted work to the owner of the copyright. The owner of the copyright is the only entity that may grant permission for anyone to use, copy, distribute, display and perform the work.

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