Designer & Fashion Insiders Behavior [Read post #1 before posting]

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  1. Will Ross

    Will Ross Well-Known Member

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    Also I am well aware of his Asian comment. I am not denying it’s problematic but it hardly brands someone for life as a racist.

    Also not saying he wasn’t disgusting for all comments but my point is people truly do f*ck up and we have to remember this and stop this fast moving train of cancelling because it’s counterproductive and not stopping anything.
     
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  2. Benn98

    Benn98 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what magazine she paged through in her free time, the latest edition of British Vogue? :rofl::rofl::rofl: JK!

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  3. tapenerd

    tapenerd Well-Known Member

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    “You doooooo” :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  4. Benn98

    Benn98 Well-Known Member

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    I swear I will start using that, complete with a condescending frown, lol.
    It sounds to me as if she was more amazed that the waiter didn't know vs the fact that they wouldn't have any avo.
     
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  5. Benn98

    Benn98 Well-Known Member

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    REESE WITHERSPOON’S FASHION LINE DRAPER JAMES RECEIVED PPP LOAN AMIDST DRESS GIVEAWAY CONTROVERSY

    written by Freya Drohan August 3, 2020

    Just as a Draper James dress giveaway bonanza was hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, the label owned by Reese Witherspoon secured a PPP loan in the region of $350,000 to $1 million.

    Back in April, the Southern-inspired fashion line wanted to thank school teachers for their efforts educating kids remotely. A social media call out seemed to suggest that the brand would be giving away free dresses to every teacher in the country (an estimated three million people) “while supplies last.” The viral interest quickly crashed the site and left Draper James with egg on their face when it was revealed they only ever intended to gift 250 dresses.

    When thousands of unlucky entrants, who had to share their photo IDs and personal details in order to enter, started to instead receive discount codes and promotional material from Draper James, they took to social media to complain about both the actress and the brand’s “exploitive” marketing intentions.

    Page Six now reveals that the same week as the highly-publicized snafu, Draper James received a PPP loan from the government. The company, which was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, employed 44 people before the pandemic. The actress’ personal net worth is said to be in the region of $240 million.

    It’s unknown whether there were any layoffs at the company, and a rep declined to comment to Page Six about the loan.

    Witherspoon’s brand is not the only notable celebrity-backed venture to have received a PPP loan. Companies and restaurants helmed by Kanye West, Khloe Kardashian, Tom Brady, and Tim McGraw also secured government financing.

    Last week, controversial influencer and multimillionaire Arielle Charnas was revealed to have also received funds to inject into her brand Something Navy.

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  6. Cute

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  7. Benn98

    Benn98 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, some of these brands really have the gall to play designers like this. First Telfar and now Jonathan.
    Hope he'll take it one step further and drag them to court.
     
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  8. LostInNJ

    LostInNJ Rive Gauche. Rive Droite.

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    I'm wondering if he has a case...seems more like he is shaming them for not continuing to work with him and supporting a small brand as opposed to a legal issue.
     
  9. Benn98

    Benn98 Well-Known Member

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    I now understand why he made the post...... because it's his only recourse really. These American giants are despicable.

    via The Fashion Law:

    After collaborating with Converse on a collection of uniquely-designed sneakers, which appeared in his Spring/Summer 2019 collection alongside handkerchief-point dresses, floor-grazing-fringe adorned jackets and skirts, and various takes on his signature puff-sleeved tops, Jonathan Anderson claims that the Nike-owned footwear giant has continued to make the All Star-inspired sneakers he created almost two years after they first debuted on his runway. However, unlike the original designs, which are currently listed as “sold out” on Converse’s site, the chunky rubber soles of the recent offerings are devoid of his brand’s name.

    In an Instagram post this week, Anderson alleges that in furtherance of his collaboration with the footwear brand, he “developed a new shoe style” – the Run Star Hike. The shoe was something of an instant hit “because of its unique design,” Converse asserted in the lawsuit that it filed against Steve Madden in late May, in which it accused the fast fashion footwear brand of copying key elements of the shoe for its own lookalike pairs, and instead of backing down when Converse accused it of design patent infringement, Madden actually introduced an array of new models based on the same design.

    Mr. Anderson is not a plaintiff in that suit (and in fact, is not listed as an inventor on the relevant design patents), as in all likelihood, he signed away his legal rights in the design of the shoe as part of his deal with Converse, as is common practice in connection with such collaborative deals. Converse’s ownership over the sneaker design – and thus, its exclusive right to decide how that design is later used – is also probably why Anderson has taken to Instagram to air his grievances (namely, “What is sad is when a massive company removes you form a collaboration when it starts to work. Instead of helping a small brand … out in these difficult times”), as opposed to doing so in court.

    While Converse very well might be on the right side of the law in replicating the sneaker design without the J.W. Anderson branding on it, and thereby, removing the designer and his relatively young brand from any (potential) future revenue splitting and/or large-scale marketing that would come with an extended run of the original collection or a revamp, the issue is not necessarily just a legal one. It is one that goes to the enduring relationship between big brands and their collaborators.
     
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  10. Lola701

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    They are just plain stupid at Converse because JWA really made the chuck taylor relevant in that era of chunky sneakers...

    It’s their loss anyway. JWA’s profile will continue to rise and they might regret it in the future. I’m sure an apparel collection designed by JWA would have been a hit!
     
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