Jhene Aiko Sued for Copying Artwork for Her Clothing Line

Jhene Aiko is being sued by a woman who says the eccentric singer copied her artwork and used it on a t-shirt for her clothing line without permission.

Well Is seems like someone dropped the ball on they duies over at Pacsun ijs

Peep the tea below

via TMZ:

The collection was called Soul of Summer and the tee was labeled Jhene Aiko Hamsa Circle Goddess, and the two are similar in that the hand sign appears within a purple circle with details.

Elisa says the Aiko tees were sold in stores, catalogs and online without her approval and is suing Aiko, PacSun and Neff Headwear for profits. Not so namaste.

A source close to Jhene tells us the singer has no legal liability in this case. We’re told she was simply brought on to collaborate and help choose a design

A woman by the name of Elisa Rose Mountain says she owns the trademark for Hamsa Mandala — her take on the centuries-old Hamsa Hand sign which is also known as the Hand of Fatima. 

Elisa says a symbol almost identical to the one she copyrighted and sold for $25 a print appeared on a tee for Aiko’s clothing collaboration in 2015 with PacSun and Neff Headwear, who are also defendants.

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Naomi Campbell Wants To Help Up and Coming Designers

Supermodel Naomi Campbell wants to help up and coming fashion designers showcase their work — without the expenses and exclusivity of fashion week.

via Page Six:

“I want to do a platform because not everyone can go to these big fashion weeks around the world and put money into showing their product,” she said at a Cannes Lions panel Wednesday, mentioning designers she’s seen in Africa. “So there has to be another way … building a platform for the young emerging designers that don’t have a way to show their work, and invite online stores to come in and see, and help them grow.”

Campbell, who organizes Fashion for Relief shows to benefit Save the Children and other charities, added: “What matters in my legacy that I leave is that I’ve done enough for models of color and diversity. That’s what kept me here for so long is that I don’t feel — I haven’t felt — that it’s right … For years [diversity] has been this afterthought and it should just be a thought along with everything else.”

Campbell’s concerned a current wave of diversity in fashion could be fleeting.

“It can’t be a trend,” she said. “It can’t go backwards again. We have to stay and keep going forwards. That’s my worry.”

She recalled a time in her career when she was rejected by French Vogue because they had never put a black woman on the cover. She said she went to Yves Saint Laurent, who threatened to pull ads, and she landed the cover in 1988.

“My life has been a challenge, but I’ve loved that. I’ve used that to drive me,” she said. “I’ve never played a victim to any of this. It gives me energy to say ‘OK, that didn’t happen that way, I’ll find another way.’”

She also tackled pay disparity in an unusual circumstance. “When I did Playboy they said, ‘She can’t get the same money as Cindy Crawford,’” Campbell recalled. “My lawyer said, ‘Why?’ And they said, ‘because Naomi’s t–s are smaller.’ I was like, ‘So what? I’m built differently.’”

GLOW Girl GLOW! Im here for it 💟💟

Rooting For Everybody Black : Issa Rae Unapologetically Walks Red Carpet Wearing A ‘Every N*gga Is a Star’ on Her Belt

Issa Rae attended the CFDA Fashion Awards this evening in a custom look from Pyer Moss.

While sis always looks stunning, it’s her bold belt that has everyone chattering.

If you take a closer look at the unapologetically statement, it says “Every N*gga Is a Star” — which is also the titular song of the soundtrack to the 1973 Jamaican movie of the same name.

This Boutique Is The Perfect FASHIONNOVA Dupe

Did you know that Fashion Nova sells much of the same stuff as this around the way fashion seller?

The only difference is MARKETING and PERCEPTION OF VALUE.

Fashion Nova (who is owned by either a white or middle eastern man named Richard Saghian) has successfully marketed his brand and aligned it with celebs and black culture – making millions.

Sometimes it’s not about quality at all. It’s about marketing and money.

Great marketing can sell even the most basic clothing. Because look at what Richard had done. He’s rebranded low quality, hood/club wear and turned it into a multi-million dollar empire.

Watch the video below to see the perfect dupe boutique

Before you come for me – don’t. lol I’ve shopped at both Fashion Nova and Rainbow.

Nike Debuts “Fanny Pack” Slides Just In Time For Summer

A fresh pair of slides is a must for the summer season. And with the resurgence of the  fanny pack , Nike has in turn combined the two warm weather trends to present its new Benassi “Fanny Pack” slides

Their Benassi JDI slides and affixed a zippered pouch on top, and honestly, they seem perfect for carrying the essentials. The slides come in summer-ready colorways of pink, lime, and the standard city-slicker black. They’re part eye-sore, part genius, part hypebeast fever dream, and if you end up losing your keys because you lost your shoes, that’s unfortunately all on you.

“Nike gonna make me pull some cash out of my fanny pack,” tweeted one excited supporter in response to the news.”

No release date has been announced yet

Around The Way Girl : Teyana Taylor In New Campaign For PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani

If you’re like me, rocking a Karl Kani jacket or jeans from the iconic streetwear label back in the day meant you were the bomb and your fashion was tight.

With the resurgence of ‘90s trends in fashion, Karl Kani, which was launched in 1989 by Carl Williams (aka one of the founding fathers of streetwear), is teaming up with the UK brand PrettyLittleThing on a capsule collection. It’s also the first-ever brand collaboration for PrettyLittleThing.

Karl Kani and PrettyLittleThing have booked the ever-stylish singer Teyana Taylor to model looks from the 45-piece collection.

The collection incorporates Karl Kani’s logo and the brand’s signature stripes, and features various pieces including T-shirt dresses, crop tops, bodysuits, denim jackets and shorts and more streetwear-inspired pieces.

Considering the singer’s personal style, Taylor was definitely made for this for this collection. Other celebrities who have already been spotted wearing the collection include Missy Elliott and Karrueche Tran.

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $60, and is available at PrettyLittleThing.com NOW.

Solange And Kanye West Model In Helmut Lang’s New Project

Solange and Kanye West are both basically fashion icons in their own right, but the two musicians just starred in a new project for Helmut Lang.

Teaming up with Exactitudes, an ongoing photo project since 1994, Helmut Lang tapped Solange, West and ten other multi-generational fans of the fashion label for a photo series to highlight the brand’s biggest collectors.  

Solange posed in a t-shirt from the Re-Edition Volume 1 collection with a pair of Helmut Lang seen by Shayne Oliver shorts while Kanye wore a hooded parka and sweater from the Re-Edition Volume 1 line and his own Helmut Lang jeans. The photos were shot by Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, the founders of Exactitudes, in a similar three-by-four grid style they’ve become famous for.