October 20, 2014

Michael Kors Copies Everyone!

Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has been known for speaking his mind in the past. He somewhat famously called American fashion “terrible.”  He dissed Karl Lagerfeld’s personal style. Then he said the only real designers as of late are Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace, and the list of potential insults goes on. Most recently, Cavalli is taking on accessible fashion magnate, Michael Kors. He told Style.com: “He’s one of the biggest copy designers in the world. I just want to tell him to stop copying me! Stop! All the time I write those comments on Instagram. He copies everybody!” Cavalli goes on to explain the launch of his diffusion, saying: “Before I [launched] Just Cavalli, I started to see how many people around me were copying me. There was Cavalli style all over, and I said, ‘Why am I giving so many opportunities to other people? Maybe I should just start to copy myself.’ So I started Just Cavalli to copy myself.”

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As for the Michael Kors copying, I can’t say I disagree. One of his most popular dresses, the one Karlie Kloss wore to close his Spring/Summer 2013 show, was a pretty blatant copy of one of New York-based brand, Cushnie et Ochs’ designs. Michael Kors watches are another manifestation of what looks to be Kors’ copying. Some of his best selling wristwatches are dead-ringers (and potential patent infringements) of Swiss watch brand, Rolex. See more about that HERE, and tell us what you think. Is Roberto Cavalli right?

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2 Comments

  1. A
    Posted May 6, 2014 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Cavalli may be right about Michael Kors but he himself has (possibly inadvertently) copied a registered trademark of a 1400 year old School of Islamic Sufism. There has been petitions and many tweets asking him to please stop using that particular Just Cavalli logo. I hope he will listen.

  2. Jessica Ferreira
    Posted December 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    I can definitely disagree with Cavalii thinking that EVERYONE is trying to copy him because his style has a voice of its own. It’s a lot bolder with combining animal prints and bright colors, which Michael Kors doesn’t really do all that much of. But I do think that Kors has become of the biggest designers who tends to take somebody else’s design and edit it in some places to have him claim he designed it. When I had watched that SS 13 show of his and saw Karlie Kloss walking down the runway with the cutout dress I immediately thought it was a Cushnie et Ochs dress. His clothes have either gone too commercial that it’s so boring now or he is taking his “inspirations” from some other design house.

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