News bites: Dolce & Gabbana are at it again, Williamson sells a stake, Burberry sues

Fashion is naughty, enterprising and annoyed. Here’s the latest fashion designer/brand news bites for the last few days.

  • Dolce & Gabbana can’t help but be a little naughty when it comes to their advertising campaigns. They’ve done it again by making men the objects in their new Fall 2007/08 advertising campaign (pictured above). “Since these images have offended someone, we want to stress that we wanted to represent a strong and dominatrix woman, as is today’s woman. It’s the vision of a dream more than reality, where the whip symbolizes women’s power and where the naked models refer to a classic beauty inspired by Michelangelo,” said Gabbana. [WWD]
  • Matthew Williamson the brand has sold a “key stake” in his company to TSM, an investment firm. “I am thrilled by this deal and cannot wait to see the realisation of the plan that we have put together for the future of Matthew Williamson over the next 5 years,” said Williamson in a statement. Could this mean bigger things? [FashionWireDaily]
  • Burberry is not happy with Iconix with the British luxury label accusing them of “infringing on Burberry’s signature check design” in their London Fog trenchcoats and scarves. Well, they are what Burberry is known for first and foremost, the check, the trenchcoats and then scarves. [WWD]

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