Fashion & Lifestyle

HBA joins the Luxury Law Alliance

I only like luxury fashion. You have to decide where you stand. I like well-made, authentic clothes, well-crafted tailoring. I also like the dream and fantasy of luxury, the exception and rarity of it. I have no interest at all in fast retail. It is ambiguous. – Hedi Slimane

The law as it applies to luxury fashion companies is nuanced and evolving.  As such, the need to network with other lawyers working in the industry has never been greater.  The Luxury Law Alliance is the world’s first connected network for luxury lawyers. Its alumni include the best luxury companies with a network that showcases its members to the world of luxury from a legal perspective. After partner Douglas Hand attended and spoke at the Luxury Law Summit in London in May 2016, HBA was invited to become a member of the Luxury Law Alliance. HBA will continue to grow its already successful international practice headed by partner Carl Van der Zandt with engagements with fashion and luxury companies in Europe.

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HBAfashion’s Instagram account & Partner Douglas Hand featured in Law.com Article on Workplace Dress Codes

Erin Geiger Smith speaks with a number of fashion-forward attorneys about their trendy business-casual work wear in Forget Khakis, Law Firms Take ‘Casual’ to the Next Level.

Smith writes “Partner Douglas Hand at New York boutique law firm Hand Baldachin & Amburgey still thinks that a lawyer can rarely go wrong with a well-tailored suit, but his firm’s clients include cutting-edge clothing brands, so they have a little more fun with fashion than many firms. The firm’s Instagram account includes postings of an employee “Look of the Week,” recently featuring a man in a Rag & Bone striped vest and a woman sporting a Giambattista Valli sweater and black Sperry shoes. After prior failures to mandate a detailed dress code, Hand said he’s distilled his firm’s policy down to four words: Look capable and elegant.”

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CFDA Fashion Awards

The CFDA Fashion Awards recognize extraordinary design excellence in: womenswear, menswear, accessories, as well as accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement. The awards have been held annually since 1981 and they have been held in collaboration with Swarovski for the past 15 years.

This year’s Awards were held at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York with Joel McHale hosting and wearing a tuxedo designed by our menswear client David Hart.  HBA Partner Douglas Hand attended the event with Mr. Hart and was dressed by him as well.  The room was filled with designers, celebrities and fashion insiders and the CFDA once again did an excellent job coordinating and producing the event.

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Luxury Law Summit

HBA Founding Partner Douglas Hand will speak at the Luxury law Summit in London on Tuesday May 17, 2016. The conference is being held at The Four Seasons Park Lane. He will be a part of a panel titled, “The art of the deal: routes to international growth” he will be join by Christopher Yu, Managing Director of United Perfumes and Robert Ferrell, Director of PMG Fashion & Brands.
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