This might be taking the term “fashion is recycled” a bit too far.
Fashion designer, artist and DJ Kesh has called out clothing brand Versace for designing a similar shirt to one she designed for American Apparel.
Undoubtedly the shirts have a lot in common even down to colour and graphic concept, however the Versace shirt will set you back $650 while the American Apparel shirt sells for $50.
Kesh shared the photo saying “this hurts. $650 versace rip off. sold out in 3 sizes. what is this madness? From huge designer labels to small boutiques to giant pop stars to fame hungry former friends, what is this? Why can’t these companies, these brands, these people create their own work? Why do these people think that everything that they lay their eyes on instantly belongs to them?.“
She also shared more photos showing her displeasure and reposting screenshots of publications like Fader, E! Online, Vogue and more who had reported the story.
She told the Cut – “A friend sent an image of it to my phone. I woke up to it this morning thinking it was another cheap Chinese rip off. Then I saw the £440 price tag and that it was on the Selfridges website.”
Versace is yet to make a statement on the situation.
Weigh in BellaNaijarians – Is this a rip off or simply coincidence? Are bigger fashion brands constantly stealing the ideas of smaller and lesser known brands?
Photo Credit: @Kesh (Instagram)