Must Read: The Hottest Sneakers of 2018 According to Influencers, Louboutin Wins Court Battle Over Red Soles

Plus, Dov Charney owes $2.2 million in legal fees.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

The hottest sneakers of 2018 according to influencers
WWD reached out to sneaker influencers and collectors around the world to cite the most coveted sneaker drops of 2018. While a retro Puma Venom Cell shoe and a satin Nike Air Jordan 1 were among those called out, Virgil Abloh and Kanye West are still generating the most buzz in the sneaker market. {WWD

Louboutin wins court battle over red soles
In 2012, Christian Louboutin took the Dutch high street chain Van Haren to court for selling high heeled shoes with crimson soles. Under European law, companies cannot trademark common shapes of products such as the soles of shoes. Therefore, Van Haren argued that applying red to a shoe sole came under that law and, as a result, Louboutin did not have trademark protection. But on Tuesday, the six-year legal battle finally came to a close when the European Court of Justice said that shape trademarks do not apply to Louboutin's red sole. {Business of Fashion

Dov Charney owes $2.2 million in legal fees
American Apparel founder Dov Charney has found himself in hot water once again, but this time he's swimming in a pool of legal fees: On Monday, a California judge confirmed an arbitrator's finding that Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avachen & Shapiro LLP did not commit legal malpractice while representing Charney back in 2014 when he signed a deal with hedge fund Standard General LP. The ousted executive now owes the firm roughly $2.2 million. {Law360

We are entering the age of fugly in menswear
"The dandy is dead," writes Guy Trebay in a new piece for The New York Times on the evident lack of refinement in the trending male manner of dress; think: aggressively clunky sneakers, loud floral rayon shirts, chef pants, Crocs and Birkenstocks decorated with fur. "We are entering the age of fugly," he says, and what's to blame? Social media. {The New York Times

Fashion's focus on circularity may miss the mark
Numerous fashion brands have pledged to transition to a circular system, one that reuses and recirculates products and materials while offering new opportunities for innovative design. But agreeing to a goal and acting on it are two different things: many activists argue brands are greenwashing, meaning they've only gently introduced circularity through marketing campaigns and capsule collections containing recycled materials. {Business of Fashion

Boohoo starts the year off strong 
Boohoo, the British online retailer who counts PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal as a part of its big fast fashion family, reported a revenue increase of 53 percent in the three months to May 31. "The scale of group revenue is aligning with our ambition to become one of the dominant global online retailers and our focus on profitability continues to deliver industry-leading margins," said its joint CEOs Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane in a statement to Reuters. {Reuters via Business of Fashion

Levi's launches new Pride collection 
At the start of the month, Levi's launched a new Pride collection, which consists of graphic tees, a classic trucker jacket customized with rainbow embroidery, a pair of 501 cut-off shorts with a rainbow button-fly, sleeveless tees in black and white with a rainbow gradient and additional rainbow-hued accessories including caps, belts and bandanas. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the collection will be donated to support two LGBTQ partner organizations: Harvey Milk Foundation and Stonewall Community Foundation. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Four women face their swimsuit fears
InStyle recruited four women with diverse backgrounds, occupations and pant sizes to test a swim trend that they swore they would never wear. With their self-doubt cast aside, see what happened when they faced their fears and slipped into everything from a lingerie-inspired swimsuit to a super low-cut one-piece. {InStyle

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