As much as copying to a certain extent, is indeed accepted in the fashion industry, some just take it too far (or maybe that’s just my opinion). High street brands like Zara, Forever 21, H&M and so on, are continuously the target of accusations made by designers, the reason being: YOU COPIED MY ORIGINAL DESIGN. As much as we all like having cheaper alternatives to expensive designer pieces I personally understand where the designer allegations are coming from.
No one likes their efforts, creativity, hours/days/months of work and visual thinking put into a certain design, just shamelessly copied by another brand. So what is your opinion when it comes to this? Do you approve of these “copycat” items or you think it’s a total rip-off?
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