The licensee who produces Ivanka Trump's shoe collection is firing back at Derek Lam's copycat claims.
A rep for Marc Fisher Footwear not only denied Trump's "Cadie" wedge is a blatant copy of his "Ayami" wedge they also insulted Lam's design!
"The Lam wedge sandals are of a popular design type that has been used by numerous manufacturers for many decades. There is nothing iconic about the appearance of the Lam sandal. The Ivanka Trump sandals prominently display the Ivanka Trump name, and there can be no confusion as to the source of the Ivanka Trump sandals. Therefore, Marc Fisher Footwear, the licensee of the Ivanka Trump brand, strongly denies Lam’s claims."
Guess that means they won't be taking the shoe off the market anytime soon.
Tags: ayami wedge, cadie wedge, copycat, derek lam, ivank trump, marc fisher footwear
Ivanka Trump is a copycat! At least that's what Derek Lam is saying.
The designer fired off a cease and desist letter to the Donald's daughter and her shoe licensee Marc Fisher Footwear demanding they remove their $150 "Cadie" wedge off the market because it's "virtually identical" to Lam's $780 Ayami" wedge sandal.
Derek Lam CEO Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann admits Ivanka probably has no idea her shoe was a copy since she works with a licensee, but they "had to protest this".
The designer's attorneys gave Trump seven days to pull the shoes and are also asking for info on past and future sales of the Cadie wedge, including accounting records of all sales.
What do U think? Is Ivanka's wedge (right) a copycat of Derek's (left)???
Tags: ayami wedge, cadie wedge, cease and desist, copycat, derek lam, ivanka trump, marc fisher footwear