A Little Inspiration Goes a Long Way

17 Feb

Now that fashion week has officially ended, it leaves some in the industry asking the age old question – how long before we see the runway looks popping up local stores across America? Using high fashion runway looks as “inspiration” for producing similar mass market items is a practice that fashion has long become accustomed to. Recently, within hours walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes, Faviana had already brazenly “knocked off” a significant number of the gowns worn – practically stitch for stitch – and offered them for sale in the “Dress Like a Star” section of their store.

Under current copyright law, fashion designs are not protectable, so Faviana’s actions are perfectly legal. But how far is too far? What do you think?

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