Phillip Lim Is the Latest Designer Reinventing the Ugg Boot [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Philliip Lim is the latest designer to dip into the shearling-lined world of Ugg, following in the footsteps of Jeremy Scott, who unveiled his bedazzled and flame embellished boot collection for women this summer. First announced earlier this year, the collaboration between 3.1 Phillip Lim and Ugg features six limited-edition styles for men, which are now available at Ugg and Phillip Lim stores. Prices range from $250-$350. Said the designer in a release, “The approach stemmed from my California roots and memories of wearing Ugg — a pure expression of unexpected fun and casual elegance.”
Nordstrom Adding Extended Sizes [Nordstrom]
Nordstrom is calling upon top brands to expand sizes to serve a broader array of customers and "fill the gaps." The extended sizing initiative is launching with Nordstrom's newest location in Century City, where straight sizes and plus sizes will be showcased side-by-side in the same space. "Nordstrom is asking its customers' favorite brands to fill the gaps in sizing and expand their size ranges by adding more zeros, 2's, 14's, 16's and 18's," read a statement from the company. "For spring 2018, the initiative will evolve even further with extended sizes from a total of 60 brands and inclusive sizing in-store experiences in 15 stores."
Supreme Court Denies Louis Vuitton Appeal Over Parody Bags [The Fashion Law]
The Supreme Court has made the decision not to hear Louis Vuitton's case against My Other Bag, a canvas tote bag company based in Los Angeles. The French fashion house first sued My Other Bag in 2014 after the brand began selling canvas tote bags featuring images of LV's famous logo-covered bags (as well as images of distinctive designer bags by brands like Chanel, YSL and Balenciaga, among others) and using them as a decorative artwork. Louis Vuitton sued for both trademark infringement and dilution of the distinctive quality of the bags. Because the Supreme Court decided not to hear Louis Vuitton's appeal, the Second District Court of Appeals' decision to uphold the original 2016 ruling (heard in the Southern District of New York) stands. My Other Bag's totes are considered a parody of the trademark and therefore protected.
The Stranger Things/Louis Vuitton Mystery Has Been Solved [Twitter]
Last September, after the Stranger Things kids first took the country by storm, the pint-sized cast made an unlikely appearance at Louis Vuitton headquarters and even took selfies with creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere. Since that time, they have each become fashion stars in their own rights, but we always wondered: Was there a collaboration in the works? On Tuesday of Paris Fashion Week, we finally got our answer. A model sporting a Stranger Things tee layered over a pink blouse was spotted on the Louis Vuitton runway — just in time for season 2 of the Netflix show, which returns Oct. 27.