Thursday, 1 February 2018

Indian designer accuses Christian Dior of stealing his dress designs.

An Indian designer has accused high-end fashion brand Christian Dior of copying his designs on a dress, in the latest of a string of claims by small-time designers that big fashion houses use their work without acknowledgment or permission.

Orijit Sen, who said he penned designs of a man doing yoga poses in 2000 said he was "shocked" when he saw an Elle India magazine cover with Bollywood starlet Sonam Kapoor wearing a printed dress that resembled his work - down to the same yoga poses and colour combination.

"I couldn't believe they've copy-pasted my artwork and used it as part of an international collection," he said.
Sen's yoga designs have been blockprinted on T-shirts and fabrics and sold for years by Indian clothing brand People Tree, which has shops in New Delhi and the tourist hub of Goa.

By Vidhi Doshi.
Full story at Stuff

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