Fashion

05.19.14

Kate Moss Advises Younger Sister to Drop Out of School; Rachel Roy Wins Preliminary Hearing With Parent Company

And fashion educator Louise Wilson dies at 52.

Kate Moss Advises Younger Sister to Drop Out of School: Could Kate Moss’s 16-year-old sister, Lottie, reach the same supermodel status as her 40-year-old mentor? According to big sis Kate, she can—if she leaves school behind. After finishing her end-of-year exams, budding model Lottie, alongside Kate, will be jetting off to New York with plans to jump start her career. “Kate says that if she wants to capitalize on the media furor surrounding her, the smart move is to leave school,” a source told the Daily Mail. “Kate left school at a young age and never looked back.” The younger moss sister made her modeling debut on her 16th birthday and has since made editorial appearances in Dazed & Confusedand Teen Vogue. [The Telegraph]

Rachel Roy Wins in Preliminary Hearing With Parent Company: American fashion designer Rachel Roy is getting a winning start in the case she filed in April against her label's parent company, The Jones Group, regarding its attempt to sell her brand and its trademarks after dropping production of her collection in March. “When it comes to trademarks, when it comes to designs, it’s very personal in nature, and I got that sense from reading Miss Roy’s affidavit,” New York Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing said. The winning injunction prevents the sale from taking place and almost ensures the lawsuit will go to trial. [Fashionista]

Fashion Educator Louise Wilson Dies at 52: Known for shaping the minds of Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, and countless others in the fashion industry, famed director of Central Saint Martin’s MA fashion program, Louise Wilson, passed away in her sleep Friday night at the age of 52. "Her commitment to her students and passion for creative excellence are legendary," Jeremy Till, the head of Central Saint Martins, said in a statement. "Her deep understanding of fashion and her drive for funding for bursaries, facilities, and opportunities are part of what made her such an extraordinary educator.” [Refinery29]