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Fashion designers make top-end versions of cheap items

A pair of muddy jeans. A crumpled blue Ikea shopping bag. A hi-viz jacket of the kind worn by workmen. Unlikely sources of inspiration for high fashion? You’d think so. Yet in a baffling trend, catwalk designers have made top-end versions of all these cheap items — and are selling them at outrageous prices. This week, French fashion house Balenciaga ... Read More »

Designers Come Out for Apple in Patent Fight With Samsung

Apple deserved the hundreds of millions of dollars in damages Samsung Electronics paid for infringing patented designs of the iPhone because the product’s distinctive look drives people to purchase it, a group of design industry professionals told the US Supreme Court on Thursday. Setting up a clash with a number of Silicon Valley companies that have come out on the ... Read More »