When posing for photos, we often lean towards the familiar; the same goes with our backdrops. Often, we take inspiration from typical spots where others take their snaps as we've already tried and tested the visual outcome. But don't you think it becomes even more fun and visually captivating when you try to seek out views that are atypical? Take a cue from these Clozetters who turned your not-so-usual views into amazing photography spots.
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.