Adventures in Copyrights: Bat Crazy

To be honest we were sort of waiting for this moment. Ever since Luella's eclectic punk Spring 08 show, the collection has been making ripples through
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To be honest we were sort of waiting for this moment. Ever since Luella's eclectic punk Spring 08 show, the collection has been making ripples through
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To be honest we were sort of waiting for this moment. Ever since Luella's eclectic punk Spring 08 show, the collection has been making ripples through retail stores. First, there was the resurgence of floral ra-ra skirts, and the prominence of cat-eye glasses, then the sudden popularity of neon Docs. So it really came as no surprise when Topshop put up this replica of Luella's yellow and black batwing tee. Besides the label, we really can't tell what the difference could be between the two - both feature black batwing shapes of exactly the same size up against the same shade of yellow. And between the rest of Topshop's collection (read: floral ra-ra skirts, neon doc martens, punked up prom dresses), the London shop seems to be taking a lot of 'inspiration' from Miss Bartley. Then again, we're not exactly sure if Luella can claim rights to a superhero symbol that's been around for decades...Still, she got there first this season. -- HAYLEY PHELAN