(Closed) Designers knocking off designers (Bridal Fashion Week content)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it’s actually a good thing… it makes it possible to find a similar dress in every price range. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The reality is that in fashion, it’s all been done before. There are only so many necklines, hem lengths, sleeves etc. The idea that any of them are doing anything original is a stretch to me.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

GASP!

This is me being angry that it didn’t come out sooner because the Dahlia is my dream dress and I could never afford it.. now it is too late for me to get a new dress.. plus the Watters gown probably won’t be available for order until right before my wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Julies1949: Agreed

There aren’t any original ideas anymore, besides if the designers thought it was an issue they would do something about it. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Also I think it is funny that you mentioned Sunday Rose because both Amsale and Watters did their own versions of it. Amsale Bijou and Watters Adelaide.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I guess there’s just only so many ways you can have a wedding gown!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I find it strange that this is OK in bridal but not really anywhere else.  Yeah you will see things that are a little bit similar in fashion but directly ripping off a designer is not legal.  Like Forever 21 getting sued for knocking off independent designers as well as by Anna Sui.  

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Lt.Columbo: I’ve never heard of Forever 21 actually losing one of those cases. This is incredibly common outside of bridal (See any shoe ever made by Steve Madden) and almost impossible to sue for.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was looking through the watters gowns and saw that and thought hmmm…now they are literally doing exact replicas? That is strange

 

Here is another example:

Monique Lhullier:

And Anais Collection:

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am probably going to be in the minority here but I personally don’t like it when designers completely copy other designers’ dresses. I mean, in this case, Watters blatantly just tried to make the exact same dress as Amsale. I totally agree that much has been done before in fashion but I think there is a big difference between using similar cuts, materials, styles, inspirations, etc. and literally taking one designers dress and recreating it and calling it your own. If I was the original designer, I would be really frustrated. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LGenz: Good point… but I still don’t like the practice.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

and don’t forget this lazaro from a few seasons ago:

which looks surprisingly similar to this new watters:

God I used to love Watters back in the day of Sonara and Torreon….

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Does anyone know what the name of the Watters “version” of Dahlia is called or what specific collection it’s part of? I can’t find it on the Watters site so I’m assuming it’s 2012 and they’re only previewing in person…

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