• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Adidas Nixes Shackle Sneakers, Jennifer Hudson to Launch QVC Line, and Louis Vuitton Loses Legal Battle Against Warner Bros.

    • Due to the angry mob of pitchfork-weilding black people, Adidas has canceled the controversial Jeremy Scott-designed shackle sneakers. Adidas says the design has “nothing to do with slavery,” and “Since the shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, Adidas has received both favorable and critical feedback. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace.”  Scott says the shoe was inspired by the “My Pet Monster” children’s toy. (HuffPost)


    Jennifer Hudson is the latest star to contribute to the already over saturated celebrity “designer” market. The Dreamgirls actress will debut a 14-piece range with QVC this September. The collection is supposed to appeal to a wide spectrum of sizes. Says Hudson, “I feel like I represent every woman. I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I’ve been a big girl and now whatever this is, the average size, whatever you want to call it. But I wanted the clothes to be where any girl could wear it — no matter what size you are — and you could feel comfortable in it. Prices are affordable, starting at $50 for leggings to $170 for a coat. Think you’ll check it out? (Glamour)


    • With the sudden return to her eponymous label, Jil Sander is taking her brand back to its roots. The designer tells Suzy Menkes to expect some serious minimalism for her Spring 2013 collection, which she says is mostly done: “I’m working less on decoration, more on form – pattern-making and materials, with a lot of dresses in the collection – in a good modern way.” (Grazia)



    Louis Vuitton lost their trademark infringement suit against Warner Bros. The French luxury brand took the production company to court over an airport scene in The Hangover 2 where Zach Galifinakis‘s character says, “Careful, that is Lewis Vuitton.” LV cried trademark infringement, saying consumers would be confused by this line, thus diluting their brand. Vuitton was basically laughed out of court. Says The Fashion Law;  The Court’s opinion, dated June 15, 2012, states that Louis Vuitton’s allegations of confusion are ‘not plausible, let alone particularly compelling.’ Judge Carter noted that it is highly unlikely that an ‘appreciable number of people watching the Film would notice that the bag is a knock-off,'” What do you think? Did the court make the right ruling? (The Fashion Law)

    Paper magazine created 6 gifs from Azealia Banks‘s latest feature in their magazine. They are predictably awesome. (PAPER)


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