Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Or at least not asked if their names can be used….
HADES: Some Girls are bigger than Others Collection, pissed them off.
The collection gained it’s title ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ after The Smiths’ track from 1986, the offering celebrated, according to its maker, punk, indie and post-punk music in well-crafted Scottish lambs wool. Confined to just four styles – “they’re bands I love” – Cassie Holland (the creator).
Feedback from the people working with the Artists and the Bands themselves:
“Patti Smith has refused the licensing requests we’ve reviewed and I’m pretty certain she would not grant permission to Ms Holland to produce the products.
“I think Patti Smith’s control of her own name is her right and Cassie Holland has no right to capitalise.” Bill Mooney representative of Patti Smith and Sonic Youth
Note: Marc Jacobs went through the proper channels to use the Sonic Youth name in the past. And Bill Mooney was planning to serve a “Cease and Desist” Order to the company.
Viv Albertine, of all-girl punk band The Slits, said while she thought the jumpers with coloured stitching are a “nice tribute”, she is considering a legal response.
“We don’t want to bring a small company down. But it’s a matter of courtesy and we would at least expect some jumpers.”
In the background, dievca is singing with:
It’s a new collection at Hades and no signs of any Legal Hassles –
just dealing with your Inner Privacy Collection: