Sunday, January 27, 2008

Target is in Trouble, ooooh.

Over dinner on Friday night conversation turned to the topic of fashion and copyrighting because Diane von Furstenberg is suing Target for copying one of her iconic wrap dresses. Clothing designs actually can't be copyrighted, but fabric can, and target was selling a copy of her dress in an identical fabric (in design, not quality I'm sure). You can read a little more about it in the WSJ.

Suits like this have become more common lately as Forever 21 and other chains become even more adept at copying designer clothes. They manage to produce the copies and get them in the stores before the high-end items make it off the runway at the fashion shows.

Personally, I hate wearing things that are obvious knockoffs, thoughts?

1 comment:

Penina P said...

Ignorance is bliss. I like the way Target brings fashion down to the common folks. If I walked into Target and liked the dress, I don't think I would have known it was a knock off. Plus, while I would like to wear the original, the imitations allow me to feel more fashionable that I really am. (It's good to know that what they do isn't illegal). I guess this keeps designers on their toes and their creative juices flowing.