Thank you so much for following Fame Appeal legal blog. I appreciate your support as this blawg is nearing its second anniversary next month. Graduating law school and becoming a lawyer has really made 2011 a special year for me. How has 2011 been a special year for you? I have many things in store for 2012 that I am sure you will enjoy. I always love to get to know my readers so keep in touch, follow me via twitter @fameappeal or you can shoot me an e-mail at …Read the full story »
Kors does it again with his 2012 Pre-Fall collection. Not all designers take part in the Pre-Fall action but in an article by Nicole Phelps Kors explains that it is the best season for him to design for his business; it’s the season-less season. [i] The collection is packed with outwear staples that fit both the New Yorker and the Hollywood minded. The CFDA designer continues to excite trendsetters everywhere with his textures of Mongolian fur, leather, and silver sequined patterns. And plaid, well it has found its comeback in …Read the full story »
Not only do we have a Nicole Miller dress review we also went to the her Philadelphia store for a blogger event! First, a little style for ya: Heads will turn at your holiday gatherings with this Nicole Miller cobalt dress (as seen above). The juxtaposition of the casual drapery style and the silky quality makes this an irresistible purchase, (not to mention how comfortable this looks). Why pull out that overdone, skintight number in the back of your wardrobe when you can make a real style statement.
Next, I recently …
1st Annual Pet Support Phashion Charity Show benefiting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) took place on Friday, November 18 and IT WAS FANTASTIC. At the front of the disco light runway were hosts Mike Jerrick of Good Day Philadelphia and Kharisma McIwaine of CW11, they announced fashion designers for feline, canine and human models! I have never seen such intricate detail on such petite furry models until this fashion event. In addition to live music performed by Joanna Pacitti and Taragirl plus great food …Read the full story »
An evening at Louis Vuitton headquarters in NYC, Michael Pantalony Esq, protector of Intellectual Property of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey Fashion Group (LVMH) stated “If you come close to copying the (Louis Vuitton) Mark you will hear from LV,” keynote speaker @Fordham Fashion Law Institute’s CLE Mr. Pantaloney took current copyright protection to the butchering block.The sheer number of companies that he must sue can easily make an observer forget LVMH’s market strength. On the other hand, it serves as a reminder that LVMH still needs to protect itself. Everyone …Read the full story »
The recently completed, Philadelphia Collection was a series of fashion-focused events spanning over 12 days (9/12-9/24). Sponsored by a number of corporations ( Macy’s, Four Seasons, The Art Institute just to name a few) the Collection united several fashion/style professionals together from across the city to promote their hometown as an epicenter of fashion and commerce. The main event of the Collection was Philly Fashion Week. Understanding that buyers needed to be given first look at the designers lines, PFW strategically kicked off their showcase with a Clothing and Accessories …
After a long hiatus, it’s time to get Fame Appeal back up and running. My last entry was back in May 2011, since then I have been busy wrapping up law school, dealing with bar exam, and relocating myself to Philadelphia. In the mean time Fame Appeal was operated by some great interns to whom I give many thanks. Stay tuned for new legal articles, interviews and style hints for men and women. I recently came back from NY fashion week here are some snapshots from my time there!
Today, designer Sigrid Olsen stopped by to speak to our class about her experience in the fashion industry. Olsen’s background as an artist andin textile design led her to the clothing business. She gained a following but, against the advice of her attorney, signed a contract with Liz Claiborne Inc., which purchased the brand from Olsen and her investors.
While there were good times, Claiborne Inc. eventually told Olsen her brand was losing customers and money and that Olsen’s line and stores would be closed. Because Liz still owns the trademark for …
Shopping for Fashion houses: Who is the first in line in the Mergers and Acquisitions Market.
Every business needs capital to get it moving, however there is a tension where seeking capital begins to destroy creativity. That is why there is a difference between the Fashion industry and the Apparel industry. A once unique and quality designer label becomes too bland and boring after it is acquired by a huge penny pinching holding firm… Why does this happen?
Why is it so tough to assess the value of Fashion designers so to …