Agentur Pentagram

Pentagram Designs Identity for New Fashion Law Institute


Fashion desi­gners have always been arbi­ters of style, but as they incre­a­sin­gly encoun­ter issues like copy­cat desi­gners, coun­ter­feit imports, calls for con­su­mer safety and environ­men­tal sus­taina­bi­lity, and even bans of various forms of dress, desi­gners need to know and help esta­blish the law as well. Opening Sep­tem­ber 8, the Fashion Law Insti­tute is a new cen­ter at Ford­ham Law School in New York that will train and advise desi­gners, lawy­ers and design stu­dents in areas of the law affec­ting the fashion indus­try. The first of its kind in the world, the cen­ter has been esta­blis­hed by Ford­ham in part­nership with the Coun­cil of Fashion Desi­gners of Ame­rica (CFDA) and is being direc­ted by Susan Sca­fidi, who pionee­red the field of fashion law (and who blogs at Coun­ter­feit Chic). The insti­tute will pro­vide a resource for legal know­ledge in sub­jects like busi­ness and finance, intel­lec­tual pro­perty, real estate, employ­ment law, inter­na­tio­nal trade and govern­ment regu­la­tion, con­su­mer pro­tec­tion and civil rights. The insti­tute will have a spe­cial pro­xi­mity to its sub­ject; New York Fashion Week relo­ca­tes this fall to Lin­coln Center’s Dam­rosch Park, steps away from Ford­ham Law School. Pentagram’s iden­tity for the insti­tute gra­phi­cally fashions a gavel from a needle and spool of thread. The mark is the latest in our collec­tion of iden­ti­ties for New York’s fashion com­mu­nity, which inclu­des logos for the CFDA, 7th on Sixth and the Fashion Center.