The High-Street labels are notorious for copying styles from the collections of top global fashion designers and yet nothing has been done to stop this practice. Forever 21 is one such label that has dozen of legal cases but that hasn’t deterred the Korean sisters who own this brand. High-Street labels in fact copy styles of top designers showcased at the fashion shows and use their large factories to churn out copied styles and flood the market.
One such blatant copying act was recently indulged in by Urban Outfitters. In 1988 Christian Lacroix, designed a black jacket encrusted with a bejeweled Byzantine cross.and Vogue commissioned Peter Lindbergh to shoot it for the cover. Incidentally this was Anna Wintour’s debut issue as the Editrix of Vogue, America.
Now 26 years later Urban Outfitter simply copied it and used it for their “Beach Riot Delano” swimsuit.. I detest such disgraceful act on Urban Outfitters part!