Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Am I Seeing Double?











Nalandda Bhandari Spring Summer 2008


Marchesa Spring Summer 2008




While the Marchesa and the Nalandda Bhandari are absolutely identical, right from the opening at the neckline, the sleeves, the work on the hemline etc, look how similar the Dior and Surily Goel are. Barring the belt on Surily gown, the straps, the detail at the bust, the puffed hemline/ ruching are quite similar...

Spotted one that is identical. Spotted one that is similar. Its quite hard to miss!

Plagiarism, copyright infringement and downright copying have been plaguing the fashion industry for a while now, perhaps because it is so hard to define the rightful intellectual property and there is such a thin line between plagiarism and "inspiration"! There have been way too many incidents, all you need to do is run a google search and you'll see, but then, neither do I see an easy solution to this!

I love these designers but its hard to ignore plagiarism and not feel just a tad let down!!

If a picture is worth thousand words, why do I need to say more?











In Dior At Toronto Film Festival


In Surily Goel At Vogue Launch






Source, Source, Source, Source

15 comments:

Rashmi said...

That's very shameful!! let ORIGINALITY rule!!

can you guys post more pics like these i mean of plagiarized clothing, that'd be great.

thanks.

Anonymous said...

I find it kind of funny that Priety is wearing both the original and the knockoff!

shrekahnth said...

fdci should act on it.........governing body should throw people out of industry...shame on copy cats

shrekahnth said...

so wen u cant afford marchesa buy nalanada bhandari..........its like buying fake from china......

Priyanka said...

@ Anon# 2

It IS funny that Preity is wearing both the versions!! How did she miss that??!!

Honestly though, am still quite ok with the Surily dress (relatively)... but the Marchesa and Bhandari one is just a bit too much!

Anonymous said...

was priety not conscious...

Anonymous said...

the designer 'Nalandda Bhandari',had the nerve of including it for the runway.....are the organizers r so cut off from the internatioal seen....soo shameful....Payal, this really needs to be brought to the notice of the organizers!!

Anonymous said...

my guess...Preity liked her toronto
look so much that she asked Sureily to create something similar for her....:)

Pri said...

so who made the dress first?

Bollywood said...

Horrible! Don't these designers have any imagination? First we rip off every Hollywood movie in our own stylized Bollywood versions and now this?!

zee said...

Pri, great question really: who made it first? The dress is clearly East-inspired.

Off topic: Doesn't this dress look verrry saree inspired ?
http://bp0.blogger.com/_X2GrsYIYJe0/R8H2UyXKjYI/AAAAAAAACcA/UfjJ6UFtD5Y/s1600-h/45m.jpg

Priyanka said...

@ Zee

Both the Marchesa and the Hermes spring 08 ready-to-wear collections were inspired by India.

Anonymous said...

Marchesa showed their Spring Summer collection early September 2007. While Nalanda showed in late October. Unless Nalanda ghost-designs for Marchesa, we know who copied whom.

Anonymous said...

pityful!

I'm loving your blog, payal and priyanka thanks for opening our eyes

Sonia said...

First of all..I simply love your blog!! Secondly, notice how our desi darzis cant even make a decent replica ..I am talking about surily goel she's got only the top part right and has managed to make the lower half of the dress look like it came out of the cotton candy machine