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Copy of an Imitation

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Back in college, one of my professors said ‘good designers appropriate, great designers steal.’ Of course in the fashion industry, people are very protective of their work, and stealing design is a rather serious issue. Although, the very notion of stealing can is somewhat questionable in some cases, as one can never really steal, as no matter how many designer knock offs Steve Madden does, their shoes are always impossible to walk in. No matter how many dress designs forever21 steals, you will only ever be able to wear the damn thing once or twice if you take real good care of it. And no matter how many red carpet gowns ABS replicates, no regular person will ever be able to afford the real thing, and no Hollywood starlet would ever appear at the Oscars in something from the Macy’s sale rack (though, I would LOVE to see that!).

Ann Kathrin Rohr and Saskia Hammen took inspiration from the notion of copying in the fashion industry. Their collection Copy of an Imitation, as their need to copy because there is nothing new out there. “Especially in fashion there are an awful lot of copies. We have tried to copy a positive influence in the work, “says Saskia. The tongue-in-cheek approach, made for an it-bag transformed to a dress and a tote bag with an it bag printed on it. However, like true designers, even with copied elements, they’ve managed to create something completely unique, making the whole notion of copying a paradox, there’s nothing new, yet nothing will ever be the same.
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    jennine

    yikes! thanks for catching that… well it’s what they get for writing copyofanimitation
    which can easily be copyofanimation

  2. Jessie

    Jennine, so true! Btw, I’m in contact with the girls, wishing they would sell their collection. Unfortunately they will not build up their label at the moment. So sad – bad bad financial times.
    .-= Jessie´s last blog ..Label: Viva H =-.

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    jennine

    ❤ pro…oh yes! the braiding is so amazing!
    ❤ nikki…oh yes, i think the concept is pretty similar, yet SSWTR tends to go along the more generic route, and plays more with surface… or lack thereof
    ❤ jessie…omg that would be amazing! part of me really wishes they’d have something kind of like etsy, but more upscale. you can find a lot of great designers on etsy, but there is a lot of crafty designers to sift through, not that it’s bad, it’s just a different market. these two ladies would do well in a consignment shop, or selling their pieces made to order… for now anyway! until the economy gets going!

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