Fashion Cheat Sheet

08.01.14

Is This the End of CR Fashion Book?; Armani Names New Protégé

And Thomas Pink defeats Victoria's Secret in infringement lawsuit.

CR Fashion Book Could Cease Production: The creators behind V and VMAN magazines, Stephen Gan and Cecilia Dean, are reportedly splitting up their partnership, and the fate of the publications they produce could be in jeopardy—specifically Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. “The plan is not to announce it is closing, but to do a ‘soft close,’ an insider told Page Six. “The whole staff knows what’s going on and are looking for other jobs.” [Page Six]

Armani Names New Protégé: During fall fashion week in Milan, Giorgio Armani will host the designs of Angelos Bratis as part of his initiative to spotlight a new designer each season. “My initiative in supporting little-known but promising designers is paying off, and personally I’m quite passionate about it,” Armani stated. “The future of the system depends on new generations, and I am happy to be able to contribute in an active way.” Bratis, who trained in Athens, creates pieces of “femininity and pure elegance without artifice.” [Style.com]

Victoria’s Secret Defeated by Thomas Pink: On Thursday, London’s High Court ruled that the woman’s intimates brand infringed on the trademarked name of Thomas Pink, known for his men’s and women’s tailored shirts, through their Pink collection. “We are [pleased] with the outcome of this case,” Thomas Pink’s CEO Jonathan Heilbron told WWD, “and will continue to protect the considerable investment that has been made into building Thomas Pink into a leading luxury-clothing brand.” Pink by Victoria’s Secret, which targets young adults with lounge and sleepwear, recently opened in the U.K. [WWD]