Fashion

05.14.13

Karlie Kloss Designs Denim; 'Slave' Fashion Spread Sparks Outrage

and designers draw maternity sketches for Kate Middleton.

Karlie Kloss, Designer: Karlie Kloss is putting her long gams to good use. The model has designed a two-style denim capsule collection for Frame, launching this June. The jeans have been produced with extra-long legs and inseams to accommodate tall women like Kloss. “I’m freakishly tall, so finding pants that fit is something I’ve struggled with my whole life,” Kloss told Vogue. The jeans will retail for approximately $200. [Vogue

Offensive ‘Slave’ Fashion Spread: Another month, another provocative fashion shoot. This one is called ‘Be My Slave." An offensive spread staged by Pakistani designer Aamna Aqueel, the shoot features a model wearing her designs while a darker-skinned child attends to the model’s needs, like holding an umbrella over her head. The child ‘slave’ is dressed in disheveled, tribal clothing. When The International Herald Tribune’s Pakistani affiliate contacted Aqueel for comment, she said that the shoot was not intended to be racist but meant to “spark a debate on child labor.” She said that the child featured “works in a garage and wanted some work.” [The Express Tribune

Sketches for K. Midd: As the royal baby's debut draws near, designers have drawn exclusive maternity sketches for Kate Middleton, appearing in today’s WWD. Participants include Karl Lagerfeld and Chloé’s Hannah MacGibbon. [WWD

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo: Nicole Kidman has signed on as Jimmy Choo’s newest face for fall. The ads, which will debut in August magazine issues, will feature a “cinematic feel that hints at the power and seduction of the Jimmy Choo woman.” [WWD

Supreme Finally Files Logo Trademark: After nearly twenty years in business, streetwear brand Supreme finally filed a trademark application for its logo two months ago -- presumably to protect the brand in its escalating legal feud with another streetwear label, Married to the Mob. Animal New York reports that documents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office show that while Supreme has been using its signature red and white logo since 1994, the company did not file to trademark the logo until March 6, 2013. Additionally, the label did not file to trademark its name until 2011. Supreme’s legal wages with Married to the Mob follow a long friendship between the labels. Married to the Mob, a streetwear line for women, famously riffed on Supreme’s logo by developing merchandise emblazoned with ‘Supreme Bitch.’ Supreme even sold the merchandise in its own stores. But last month when Married to the Mob tried to trademark ‘Supreme Bitch’, Supreme fought back with a lawsuit, and now presumably, has filed the trademark application to protect its own logo. [Animal New York