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Yesterday, Trovata wrapped up their legal arguments against Forever 21, which stands accused of ripping off the local label's designs. This is, as we've noted, the first time Forever 21's been taken to trial over their ongoing habit of finding inspiration in the work of other designers, so the verdict should have major repercussions on the future of fast fashion.
Lawyers for both sides made colorful closing arguments. Trovata's representation argued that Forever 21 showed “a chilling lack of remorse" in stealing "the ‘twisted preppy’ look for which Trovata is known and praised," while Forever 21's lawyer, who's clearly good with the descriptive language, countered that "you would need a telescope, or at least binoculars” to see the resemblance. The jury convenes today, minus telescope, to deliberate.
· Trovata, Forever 21 Lawyers Give Closing Arguments [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Forever 21 Head Seems Oddly Lacking in Knowledge [Racked]
· Forever 21's Delicious, Cinnamon-Dusted Defense Against Trovata's Copying Charges [Racked]