Yoko Ono’s menswear collection for Opening Ceremony was… a lot of things. Wacky? Sure. Difficult to pull off? Definitely. But, unoriginal? That seemed unlikely.
However, Brooklyn-based designer Haleh Nematzadeh thought Ono’s designs looked a little too familiar. She’s gone so far as to file a lawsuit against Ono this past Friday, claiming the 80-year-old artist conspired with Opening Ceremony to steal her designs.
The CFDA and eBay are taking on design piracy again with their third You Can’t Fake Fashion campaign. They’ve tapped a whopping 90 American designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Band of Outsiders, Prabal Gurung and more to each design a one-of-a-kind tote bag to go up for auction on eBay to benefit the CFDA’s anti-counterfeiting efforts.
Click through to see some of our favorites.
Yesterday’s most buzzed about shows were easily Alexander Wang and Altuzarra. In addition to showing on the same day and being generally hot young designers, Wang and Altuzarra had something else in common: they both featured huge fur mittens in their fall collections.
However, as is often the case, Balenciaga did it first.
If you haven’t heard, the men’s sock line Rob Kardashian has been talking about for years has finally, really launched, for real. It’s completely legit: The line, called Arthur George, is available for purchase exclusively at Neiman Marcus for $30 a pair. The women’s and juniors socks will be available online here after Neimans’ two month exclusive.
While perusing the various styles on the NM site, we learned a few more interesting things.
We feel like an entire “adventures in copyright” blog could be dedicated to copies of his work. Oh wait, that exists.
We already knew how influential he was, but seeing that visually, all in one place is pretty incredible.
Don’t get us wrong. We love Zara. They boil down trends as soon as they leave the runways and whip out their own version at a price point we can afford. But sometimes this fast fashion giant “interprets” designs a bit too literally.
Case in point: This necklace, which has been in Fenton/Fallon’s “Fallon Classiques” collection on and off since 2008.