Jeremy Scott

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Jeremy Scott
Born Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Occupation Fashion designer

Jeremy Scott is an American fashion designer.

Background[edit]

Scott was born in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2][3][4] He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, for fashion design. He started his career in the late 1990s showing in Paris Fashion Week. Vogue called his Spring 2000 Ready to wear show "a witty reply to all his detractors, who had accused him in the past of producing outlandish clothing that no one would wear."[5]

Adidas collection[edit]

In June 2008 Adidas launched a collaboration collection of footwear and apparel by Scott.[6] The wing high tops and teddy bear shoes are popular with hip hop stars as well as with the general fashion public.[7] The first collaboration between Scott and sportswear giant Adidas was in 2002 for the !Signed project which Scott created a silk jacquard with a motif of money scattered around with his own likeness replacing that of George Washington. The design was on the Adidas classic high top model the Forum which has a velcro strap around the ankle. The shoe was handmade in the Adidas factory in Scheinfeld, Germany. There were only 100 pairs made, 50 went to Scott and 50 went to Adidas followed by Adicolor Collab with Adidas + Keith Haring.[8] [9][10][clarification needed]

Controversy[edit]

In June 2012, Adidas decided that a pair of sneakers designed by Scott called the JS Roundhouse Mids, would not be sold after the shoes were criticised for their apparent resemblance to shackles and allusion to slavery.[11][12] Scott denied that the shoes had anything to do with slavery stating it was a reference to the children's toy My Pet Monster.[13][14]

In February 2013 Scott was accused of plagiarising designs from Santa Cruz Skateboards.[15][16][17] Santa Cruz and Scott reached a settlement whereby Scott ceased production of his collection.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William van Meter (2011-11-30). "Jeremy Scott, Fashion's Last Rebel". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  2. ^ "New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Jeremy Scott logs on to the '90s". The Los Angeles Times. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ Drew Grant (2012-02-15). "The New York Observer". Observer.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ Leslie Price (2012-03-12). "Racked.com". La.racked.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  5. ^ http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2000RTW-JSCOTT/
  6. ^ "Jeremy Scott goes Punk for Adidas". WWD. 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Lil Wayne First to wear Jeremy Scott x Adidas teddy bear sneakers". Style.mtv.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Sneaker Freaker Museum". Sneakerfreaker.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  9. ^ "Jeremy Scott for Adidas". Vogue Italia. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  10. ^ "Adidas Originals Jeremy Scott Interview". Hypebeast,com. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  11. ^ "Jeremy Scott’s Controversial ‘Shackle’ Sneakers Won’t Be Sold - The Cut". Nymag.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  12. ^ "Adidas cancels 'shackle' shoes after outcry - CNN.com". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  13. ^ Jessica Vince (2012-06-20). "Jeremy Scott Responds To Adidas Shoe Controversy: 'My work has always been inspired by cartoons' | Grazia Fashion". Graziadaily.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  14. ^ Kamer, Foster (2013-02-02). "The Actual Inspiration for Jeremy Scott’s Not-’Racist’ Adidas Sneakers: My Pet Monster". Observer. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  15. ^ Escobedo, Julianne (2013-02-21). "Did Jeremy Scott Rip Off Legendary Skateboard Artist Jimbo Phillips? | SPIN | Rack City". SPIN. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  16. ^ "Santa Cruz Skateboards Accuse Jeremy Scott of Plagiarism | HUH". Huhmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  17. ^ Fischer, David (2013-02-23). "Santa Cruz Skateboards Confirms that Jim Phillips Was Plagiarized by Jeremy Scott • Highsnobiety". Highsnobiety.com. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  18. ^ Wallace Baine. "Designer Jeremy Scott accused of plagiarizing work of Santa Cruz artists Jim and Jimbo Phillips". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  19. ^ "Jeremy Scott and Santa Cruz Skateboards Reach Settlement Over Plagiarism Claims". HypeBeast.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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