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Must Read: The British Fashion Council Honors Donatella Versace With The Fashion Icon Award, Forever 21 Continues Its Fight Over Gucci Stripes

Plus, Lisa Frank is making a comeback.
Donatella Versace walks with the original supers to close out Versace's Spring 2018 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

Donatella Versace walks with the original supers to close out Versace's Spring 2018 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

The British Fashion Council honors Donatella Versace with Fashion Icon award 
When Donatella Versace sandwiched herself in between the OG supers back in September, the Italian designer created one of the very few highlights of 2017; the supermodel-studded Spring 2018 show was a moment that solidified Versace as a design icon. And the British Fashion Council will make it even more official on Dec. 4, when it will present her with the Fashion Icon Award at The 2017 Fashion Awards. {WWD}

Forever 21 continues fight over Gucci stripes 
Forever 21 is keen on not giving up its right to striped goods: The fast-fashion retailer is still trying to put an end Gucci's trademarks for its classic, two-tone stripe design detail. WWD reports that the Forever 21 filed a new complaint last week that stated: "All of the Gucci registrations feature three parallel stripes colored blue-red-blue or green-red-green. Many clothing and accessory items adorned with decorative stripes colored blue-red-blue or green-red-green are sold by countless third parties. Gucci should not be allowed to claim that Gucci, alone, has a monopoly on all blue-red-blue or green-red-green striped clothing and accessory items." {WWD

Lisa Frank is making a comeback 
We have good news for all those closet Lisa Frank fans, still harboring a deep admiration for the '90s whimsical unicorn, dolphin, kitty, taco or what have you stickers: An indie beauty brand called Glamour Dolls has partnered with the artist for a line of cruelty-free cosmetics, packaged in new Lisa Frank artwork. The partnership was the result of a Kickstarter campaign that featured a few makeup prototypes with Lisa Frank designs. Following the success of the Kickstarter campaign — which raised more than $370,000 — Frank herself took notice and came aboard to design a few more products for the collection. {FastCompany}

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Meet the financial company that lets you take out loans on your dream shoes
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Tabitha Simmons launches custom bridal embroidery on e-commerce 
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