Style Notes: Tom Ford's New Film Will Show at TIFF; Burberry Sues Rapper Burberry Perry
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Tom Ford to Premiere Nocturnal Animals at TIFF [THR]
Nocturnal Animals, the second film directed by Tom Ford, will show at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival this September. Starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, the film (loosely based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright) is about a woman haunted by her ex-husband's novel. Ford made his directorial debut in 2009 with his widely praised film, A Single Man.
Burberry Sues Rapper/Producer Burberry Perry for Trademark Infringement [The Fashion Law]
Burberry filed a lawsuit against Atlanta-based rapper and producer Burberry Perry for trademark infringement. The suit, which was filed in New York's Southern district on Monday, claims that Perry Moise, who chose the stage name Burberry Perry in 2015, refused to cooperate with the company's request that he cease the use of the name "Burberry" as well as their trademarked checked pattern, which he chose for the cover art of his self-titled EP that debuted in May. For his part, Perry seems to be enjoying the free publicity associated with the suit. The rapper posted a screenshot of the suit's news coverage with the caption, "EL OH EL."
Puma Stock Lift Driven By Women's Product [Fashionista]
Puma's investment in brand ambassador Kylie Jenner and collaborator Rihanna (Fenty x Puma) has paid off in spades. Thanks to the ladies' influence, the brand's net profit shot up by almost 28 percent. "We now see that our women initiatives with products and marketing around Rihanna and Kylie Jenner are working very well," said CEO Bjorn Gulden of the boost. Both Rihanna's Fenty collection and sneakers worn by Jenner have been sell-outs for the company.
Under Armour Moves in to FAO Schwarz's Old NYC Space [Business Insider]
Under Amour is opening a new retail space in the former home of beloved toy store FAO Schwarz's flagship on Fifth Avenue. The 53,000 square foot location was home to FAO Schwarz for more than 55 years and was featured in movies like Big and The Smurfs before it closed its doors in 2015 due to the building's pricey rent. Under Armour will open its doors in early 2018.