co-incident 10?

on the left, it is the burberry storefront in beijing. on the right it is a ‘buebelly’ storefront in shenzhen. really? ‘buebelly’? plain wrong.

traditions

the wrong: competing from weakness last month, the latest intertextile was held in shanghai. textile mills (and their agents) all over the world were exhibiting their fall / winter 2011 fabrics collections and competing for share in the fastest growing market. bucol carries the best fancy silk. for lace, you just go to soltiss. solbiati […]

stop copying!

the wrong: copy blindly & stupidly once upon a time in new york, all you had to do to build a fashion business was to copy the french couture houses. you took the ferry across the atlantic ocean, tried to get into the shows, found the exact knockoff patterns, went home, and raked it in. […]

co-incident 5?

on the left, it was raf simons for jil sander fall ’09. on the right, it is giles deacon spring ’10. and fall ’09 is right before spring ’10, meaning raf is before giles.

knock-off offender: coach 3

the wrong: knocking of the soul of another brand we really don’t mean to pick on coach, but they provide such good materials. even thought hermes was found in 1837 as a saddle shop by thiery hermès, the carriage and horse logo and well-known orange hermès boxes weren’t introduced until 1951, when the company was under the direction of […]

knock-off offender: coach 2

the wrong: capitalizing on smaller labels’ designs on the left is the pierre hardy signature bag from 2006. in the middle and on the right are the cricket summer 09 group from coach. do we have to say more? after running low on ideas from gucci (and running up the tap on the lawyers’ fee), […]

knock-off offender: coach

the wrong: unintelligent copying on the left, it is the gucci tattoo bag from 2008. on the right, it is the coach version of the tattoo bag from 2009. as if it’s not enough to knock off the monogram then made a fortune off it, coach is at it again with gucci’s tattoo concept. (not […]