We're willing to bet that everyone, and we mean everyone, has striped pieces in their wardrobes. And it's not because of a cult or everyone's undying obsession with nautical vibes, but simply because it has been an un-basic basic piece that has embedded itself into fashion throughout history. That, and it's really easy to style. So, if like us, you love your stripes but are running out of fresher ways to wear 'em, take inspiration from our Clozetters who seem to can't get enough of sporting this print.
Coincidence or not?
Last month, Viktor & Rolf's witty, meme-able haute couture pieces took the internet by storm. Even those who are not into fashion were enthralled with the Avante Garde collection. And if imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then it looks like Filipino comedian Vice Ganda is the biggest fan of the fashion house. Diet Prada pointed out in their Instagram Stories that Vice Ganda's outfit, designed by Neric Beltran, for It's Showtime's beauty pageant grand finals is very similar to the Viktor & Rolf gowns presented in Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2019.
But that's not the last of it, Diet Prada also said that the comedian's headdress worn that same day bears a resemblance to the one Beyoncé wore during her performance at the Grammy Awards 2017. As of now, Vice Ganda hasn't responded to the allegations. Could it be a simple coincidence or a case of blatant copying?
In the fashion world, it's a major faux pas to wear knockoffs or imitations but what's surprising is that it's not exactly illegal. Yes, copying the logo or creating an exact replica of a certain designer piece is a violation of copyright. But mere resemblance of silhouette or even design is not always enough basis for legal actions. It's still an ongoing debate but one thing is clear: imitation is very, very frowned upon in the fashion industry.
The practice of producing knockoffs may have gone unpoliced for some time but with Diet Prada now spilling the tea and airing dirty laundry, more and more brands are getting called out. For your entertainment, here are other notorious incidents of blatant copying covered by Diet Prada.
Kim Kardashian West & Fashion Nova & Mugler
Jason Wu GREY & Alexander McQueen
Givenchy & Emilia Wickstead
Maison Margiela & Vetements
Ever since it gained fame in the 1920s, fashion has always held a spot for polka dots. It's timeless and elegant, but nothing short of playful. Which makes it one of the most popular patterns in history so far. And it seems like our Clozetters have taken a liking for dotted outfits as well. Say hello to these divas in dots as we share some of our favourite polka ensembles straight from the Community feed.