Mad About ‘Berberry’

Toby Leigh, an artist and a photographer new book hilariously documents a decade of the world’s obsession with a British heritage brand, Burberry– and all the cheap knock-offs that come with it. The book is aptly titled ‘Berberry’ and Leigh states, “I’ve always had a fascination with fake products. Especially things that are so unashamedly fake […]


Iconic Fashion Label Mimicking Yesteryear’s Classic

Why do mega fashion houses employ expensive creative directors when all they do is dig into the archives of maestros of fashion and simply ape the designs? Partnouveau made this exciting revelation where Valentino’s Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri imitated the concepts of lightness and buoyancy for Valentino 2011 Spring Couture from Paul Poiret’s 1913 costumes for Le Minaret. […]


Plagiarism is Pervasive in Global Fashion

Plagiarism may be the oldest form of flattery but it’s definitely not a pleasant one. High-Street labels copying styles and designs from the top-end designer labels has become virtually acceptable but what do you say to Valentino copying from Elsa Schiaparelli? Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino transformed textile to music sheet for the […]


Rational consumer Rational Submitted on 2013/07/18 at 11:50 AM Jack – Mumbai mirror has again gone and reprinted two of your scoops in today’s edition – about the Nepotism in Bridal week and Ms mahtani! Mumbai Mirror has been shamelessly stealing stories from this site and doesn’t even have the basic courtesy of seeking permission or […]

Shame – Shame!

Thanks to highheelconfidential we discovered the blatant plagiarism by Mumbai based designer Surily Goel. Even a blind man can say that the honeycomb neckline dress that Surily Goel showcased as her Fall/Winter 2013 collection at WIFW was a shameless imitation of Gucci’s spring/summer 2013 style. The images bare it all. In fact Surily has a […]

Now DNA does it – Lifts my Story

VK, a loyal reader of informed me this: Submitted on 2011/05/21 at 6:04pmDNA, Mumbai copied your news today! They haven’t named him and her, but have published it as a quiz! VK is referring to my previous posting on the 20th of May 2011: New Guy in Priya Chatwal’s life – Bobby Deol […]

Imitation is the Best form of Flattery

A faithful reader of wrote back a flattering comment. I don’t know his/her name but thanks mate! Here’s the verbatim of Fashion Inquisitive: Fashion Inquisitive Dear Jack, Your posts are being repeatedly plagiarised by Bombay Times and Midday Mumbai. Imitation is the best form of flattery, congratulations? My heart goes out to […]