John Galliano Appeals Court Decision
John Galliano’s lawyer has appealed a verdict by a Paris labor court. They rejected the designer’s claims of wrongful dismissal after he was fired from Christian Dior and his namesake house for making racist and anti-Semitic comments in 2011. The drama continued as Chantal Giraud-van Gaver of Coblence & Associés announced the filing against the ruling in this long-running case. “Given the deadlines for the Paris Court of Appeals, the case should be heard in 2017,” the lawyer said. Yikes, guess this isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from the controversial designer, who is now creative director at Maison Martin Margiela. He’s still seeking damages between 2.4 and 13 million euros.
CFDA Fashion Incubator Yearbook Debuts
The CFDA Fashion Incubator Yearbook – Class 2.0 has launched. The 10 incubator brands include Ari Dein, Arielle Shapiro’s lingerie brand; Burkman Bros.’ men’s label designed by Ben and Doug Burkman; Daniel Vosovic’s pieces made from unexpected materials; Emanuela Duca’s edgy fine jewelry; Isaora’s men’s active wear; Jonathan Simkhai’s androgynous women’s line; Number Lab, Greg Lawrance’s menswear label; Reece Hudson’s bags and accessories by Reece Solomon; Timo Weiland’s collections designed by Weiland and Alan Eckstein, and Whitney Pozgay’s Whit, which features classic and practical silhouettes. The yearbook is the result of a collaboration between the CFDA, advertising agency DMA United, MAC and Milk Studios. Same as the first time around, W Hotels will send the designers on a week-long trip to a destination of their choice to help inspire their collections.
Fossil Signs Deal With Kate Spade
Fossil Group Inc. had a financially difficult fourth quarter and foresees many obstacles ahead in 2015. The brand has started their attempt to grow by inking a 10-year international licensing agreement with Kate Spade. The deal runs through 2025 and focuses on watches. This new collection will be sold in Kate Spade New York stores beginning next year.
– Claire Mykrantz
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