Its logo may be a heart, but there's one brand that's not feeling the love for Victoria's Secret Pink: Thomas Pink. Not to be confused with the intimate apparel's youthful line of pajamas and underthings, the London-based shirtmaker filed an infringement case against Victoria's Secret after the retailer launched stand-alone stores in London last year.
In response — and in efforts to stop the case, which would potentially place US Pink boutiques in jeopardy — Victoria's Secret submitted a declaratory judgement lawsuit in America to establish "the rights of the parties, allowing them to continue the peaceful coexistence that has been in place for many years."
In a statement, the Thomas Pink spokesperson told Vogue UK, "Thomas Pink is determined to protect the considerable investment that has been made into building the world's luxury leading shirt brand."
Working in team VS's favor, we already know its models — like Elsa Hosk (above) — are handy with boxing gloves, should the case get unwieldy.
The Thomas Pink commuter tie ($105) is the kind of gift to give the gent who already has everything. It's super luxe, and like everything from Thomas Pink, is made from the finest materials — in this case, 100 percent silk. But hold on a minute, it also doubles as a handy (and hands free) way to store an iPod Nano or any other small mp3 player.
On the backside of the tie is a small pocket to hold the player and a fabric loop to run the headphone wires through. While the tie does seem a little gimmicky, ask any man who lives in a suit and he'll tell you that a pocket is no place for an iPod. Let a device bulge through a well-tailored suit and you're one step closer to ruining its lining. Not to mention, it's tres shabby to have your wires dangling haphazardly out of your pocket.
Thomas Pink has big plans. The shirt-maker, known for his collection of immaculate shirts for men and women, is set to add a trendy women's line to his repertoire.
Designed by Londoner Richard Nicoll, the womenswear collection will include delicate shirt-inspired jackets, skirts, and dresses in muted color palettes such as the ruffled silk dress pictured. "It was my intention to do something more soft and fluid, as my signature is more structured pieces," said Nicoll. Prices for the women's collection will range between $150 for a shirt to $750 for a dress.
All this talk of fall fashion is making me want new clothes for work! I definitely need something fresh and fun, but office appropriate. Here's what I found:
It all started when I fell in love with these Ya-Ya George flared leg pants from ShopBop. On sale for $177, they're the polar opposite of the new pencil leg jeans.
To see how it all turns out, read more