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Young Designer Accuses Moschino Of Copying Her Entire Collection, And The Photos Speak For Themselves
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Young Designer Accuses Moschino Of Copying Her Entire Collection, And The Photos Speak For Themselves

When it comes to fashion, there is a very thin line between inspiration and plagiarism. So much so that famous brands lines like Zara and Dior have been under fire for plagiarizing smaller designer’s work, but it doesn’t stop there. Recently, a designer clothes house Moschino was accused of stealing another artist’s work, and the similarity between the two is undeniable.

Edda Gimnes, a young London-based clothes designer took to Facebook to share her disappointment after seeing Moschino’s latest collection. In her Facebook post, she claims that the famous fashion house copied her work without her permission. What makes it even worse is that about a year ago she met someone from Moschino and showed them her work, which makes the entire copycat situation even more shady.

Quickly following her post, designer Jeremy Scott, and the creative director behind Moschino took to Instagram to deny the copyright law allegations and said that his collection was entirely inspired by previous Moschino’s collections and there’s no copyright infringement of any sort.

Scroll down to compare the looks yourself, and don’t forget to tell us what you think in the comments!

More info: Edda Gimnes | Moschino

Recently, a designer Edda Gimnes claimed that Moschino has completely copied her designs for their latest collection

Image credits: edzgimnes

She also added some comparisons (Gimnes’ work on the left, and Moschino’s on the right), which are truly similar

Image credits: edzgimnesMoschino

Image credits: edzgimnesMoschino

Image credits: edzgimnesMoschino

Image credits: edzgimnesMoschino

Image credits: edzgimnesMoschino

Jeremy Scott, a designer and a creative director behind Moschino, quickly responded to her claims

Image credits: Jeremy Scott

“Normally I do not address gossip or questions about my inspirations but I feel I need to defend myself against untrue accusations”

Image credits: Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott denied copying Gimnes’ work by sharing a series of different looks from previous Moschino’s collections

Image credits: Jeremy Scott

This situation quickly sparked a discussion online where most of the people defended Gimnes saying she should sue Moschino for clearly copying her work

Yet somebody claims that this type of textile design has been done decades ago and Gimnes’ is not the first one to create it

What do you think? Don’t forget to tell us in the comments!

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Scott has a valid point and his answer is completely acceptable. They've been doing it for years, so if anything, she was copying Moschino, not the other way around. But I think you can't copyright doodling, so no infringement here.

John Ashley
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a designer (but not fashion) I have to say that the similarity between these works is almost non-existent. It doesn't require an "eye for detail" to notice differences. A vague similarity is not a copy. One has to wonder if the designer even comprehends the concept of "copy". The only way one could validly say these are the same is if you are blind as a bat. In the examples shown there isn't even a similarity in the cut of any clothing. Fwiw, some cosplayers have been doing the "scribble/sketchy look" thing for years. From the examples in the response Moschino made, they have been doing it probably longer than Gimnes has been alive. So... who copied who?

Rafaella Bueno
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree completely. They're not at all similar except for similar color schemes (which might have been proof of her claim if said color schemes were more unique, but here it's only black and white and some pink, it's super basic) and using the same style, which is nothing new and the company has shown proof that they've been using for a long time. I also think it's quite hypocritical of her to think they need to credit her for "inspiration" when she claims her designs to be completely her originals when she did not invent the style - where is her credit to her sources of inspiration? Nothing is created from nothing, ever. And more often than not creators will take inspiration for a lot of places, and not a single source. Unless it looks nearly the same with minor differences, it's not a copy.

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Alib
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her textile designs are VERY inspired by Moschino and other brands who used the scribble look hugely popular in the 80s. (I work in the fashion industry, if that matters.) She didn't invent scribbles. But she is talented and understands trends and colorways and proportion. Just let it go and get a job with a brand that appreciates your talent.

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Scott has a valid point and his answer is completely acceptable. They've been doing it for years, so if anything, she was copying Moschino, not the other way around. But I think you can't copyright doodling, so no infringement here.

John Ashley
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a designer (but not fashion) I have to say that the similarity between these works is almost non-existent. It doesn't require an "eye for detail" to notice differences. A vague similarity is not a copy. One has to wonder if the designer even comprehends the concept of "copy". The only way one could validly say these are the same is if you are blind as a bat. In the examples shown there isn't even a similarity in the cut of any clothing. Fwiw, some cosplayers have been doing the "scribble/sketchy look" thing for years. From the examples in the response Moschino made, they have been doing it probably longer than Gimnes has been alive. So... who copied who?

Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree completely. They're not at all similar except for similar color schemes (which might have been proof of her claim if said color schemes were more unique, but here it's only black and white and some pink, it's super basic) and using the same style, which is nothing new and the company has shown proof that they've been using for a long time. I also think it's quite hypocritical of her to think they need to credit her for "inspiration" when she claims her designs to be completely her originals when she did not invent the style - where is her credit to her sources of inspiration? Nothing is created from nothing, ever. And more often than not creators will take inspiration for a lot of places, and not a single source. Unless it looks nearly the same with minor differences, it's not a copy.

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Alib
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her textile designs are VERY inspired by Moschino and other brands who used the scribble look hugely popular in the 80s. (I work in the fashion industry, if that matters.) She didn't invent scribbles. But she is talented and understands trends and colorways and proportion. Just let it go and get a job with a brand that appreciates your talent.

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