Dolce & Gabbana Objectify Men, World Weeps

  • The latest supposedly offensive Dolce & Gabbana ad is supposedly offensive because the women are made out to be dominatrixes and the men are objectified. Really, our hearts bleed for them. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Annoying-on-her-own, awesome-when-accompanied-by-other-television-wives Chloe Sevigny is doing ("designing"? "inspiring"? We so don't care anymore) a clothing line in partnership with NYC boutique Opening Ceremony just in time for New York Fashion Week. [Vogue UK]
  • Sorry "directional" - you've been replaced as our favorite fashion term (to mock) by "relevant." Example, "I do have a number of cool longer dresses in my spring collection and I think they're really relevant again," Sue Stemp. [The Fashion Informer]
  • "Italian designers are not aware of their strength. They don't have the courage to stand up for their right to have a longer fashion week, conversely to their French neighbors." That's Mario Boselli, head of the Italian Chamber of Fashion, and that, folks, is what we mean when we talk about "First World Problems."[WWD, sub req'd]
  • South Korean teen clothing chain Who.A.U. is coming stateside. The name stands for "Who are you?" and they apparently push a message of personal expression. There is a cappuccino bar in every store. Oh, and the chain is making its big debut in Stamford, CT. Indeed, all these things make us think of teenage individuality. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Levi's sues two more companies for copyright infringement. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Isn't it heartwarming when fashion tries to do something for the environment? Now it's Rag & Bone, making a 100% organic t-shirt sold exclusively at Parisian boutique Colette with the words "Carbon Free" emblazoned across it. We here they're being shipped to the stores via carrier pigeon. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Merrill Lynch predicts Burberry will be snatched up by some other luxury goods behemoth — and soon! Coach, apparently, looks the hungriest. [NY Times]