April 28, 2009
click click – 28-04-09
Welcome to Click Click, the regular roundup of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
- It was an interesting week for news on the CFDA and their campaign to extend copyright to fashion designs. Four designers visited Washington this week to lobby for their cause. Meanwhile in Toronto, journalist Nathalie Atkinson revealed an unusual knockoff story – the Tavia jacket from CFDA president Diane von Furstenburg’s line – yes, the one featured on ELLE and The City – bears a striking resemblance to a jacket from the Spring 2008 line of Canadian designers Mercy. The “inspiration” appears to have been the responsibility of a former design assistant without DVF’s knowledge. Though technically, no law was broken, DVF’s reaction was swift and says a lot about her company and her strong sense of ethics – she intends to reiumburse Mercy for the unauthorized use of their design. It will be interesting to see what that means.
- I got a couple of media mentions because of my illustrations for Buy Design for Windfall – name checks in FASHION Magazine and BizBash. It was a successful event all around, thanks everyone who helped make it happen!
- Learned about this very cool art project to support breast cancer research. Caitlin Cronenberg is working on a bust, looking forward to seeing what she comes up with!
- Adrienne posts a thoughtful post on the idea of luxury and some lessons she has learned as a fashion designer. My thoughts are with her right now as I imagine she has either just given birth or is just about to.
I met some very cool fashion and beauty bloggers this week – shoutouts to a few of them (the ones whose cards I got) in this issue of fashion blog karma –