Monday, January 30, 2012
Mossimo's nod to Louboutin?
The New York Times recently published an interesting article about Christian Louboutin's vivid red soles, and whether they can enforce its federally registered Red Sole Mark. It seems that another high-end designer - namely Yves Saint Laurent - has produced some new styles with red soles that Louboutin claims infringes on its trademark.
So when I saw the "Papina" pump by Mossimo at Target the other day, I couldn't help wonder if the styling - with a peep-toe platform in scarlet red - was a subtle nod to Louboutin's iconic sole? While it certainly doesn't cross any trademarks, it does seem to silently suggest the designer's mark.