Frequent rip-off of Mexican designers and why the government has stepped in to protect them
Mexico’s independent designers are facing a slew of design rip-offs by larger brands, and the indigenous designs are also not being spared. However, the Mexican government has now stepped up its efforts to protect the country’s independent and indigenous creations.
Designer Georgina Chávez is the latest victim of a rip-off. She alleged that her designs have been copied and sold on China’s onlin
Kanye West accused Adidas of copying of his Yeezy slides design
Rapper Kanye West made a surprise return to Instagram to accuse Adidas of ripping off his Yeezy slides design.
The Adillette slides, which Adidas first introduced in May on social media, are similar to Kanye West's Yeezy slides from 2019, which also had a slip-on design, and were made of natural and renewable materials.
To express his displeasure, the 45-year-old rapper wrote a lengthy post,
Did Swedish fashion house H&M copy textured knitwear design from a young designer?
A young London-based Asian-American fashion designer Chet Lo has accused the Swedish clothing brand H&M of copying his signature highly textured knitwear.
The allegation revolves around a pink knitwear dress included in H&M’s “Innovation Cherish Waste” collection that looks like Lo’s famous spiky design, which was featured in Doja Cat and SZA’s “Kiss Me More” music video.
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Social media shaming: Boon or bane for independent designers?
Independent designers and brand owners are as susceptible to idea theft as ever, but increasingly, those affected have been eschewing troublesome legal processes for calling out the responsible parties on social media. PitchMark looks into the advantages and disadvantages of doing so, and if there are alternative solutions.