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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

you know exactly what he means and are just being a pedantic contrarian for the sake of it

Now that I think about it I guess I am
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

It's not like most designers give a shit.

Look at how how Marant had been shaking her fist for YEARS at all the companies that copied her sneakers, and then turned around and did an overhyped H&M collab.



I don't understand your thought process here? It's her design to do with it as she sees fit, even if that includes producing a watered-down collab. I don't see how this conflicts with resenting brands who copied her design.
post #33 of 37
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I don't understand your thought process here? It's her design to do with it as she sees fit, even if that includes producing a watered-down collab. I don't see how this conflicts with resenting brands who copied her design.

 


I simply do not think there's as much sanctity to the design of clothing as people like to imagine, even from the designer's POV.

 

A horse farmer does not partner with horse thieves because to do so would signify a dramatic lack of morals. The only way an exception could exist would be if the moral standards accommodated that partnership in the first place. Which is the case in the luxe fashion industry. 

 

The only reason this exchange exists of course is because it's economically viable for everyone involved.

post #34 of 37
I guess, but that conveniently ignores the vast amount of designers who haven't done something like collaborate with H&M.
post #35 of 37

Yea I agree. Not all designers are the same of course. There's just less of an (apparent?) ethical artistic standard than other art fields out there.

post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

Actually, your original post (below) sounded value laden, whether your meant it to be or not.  

 

In answer to your question, no, most people can't tell the difference.  In fact, most people are not even aware ot the "designer" versions, much less have any basis for comparison.  

 

 

There is no particular reasons but I can "feel" it when someone wears designers clothing, even if the clothes they are wearing are very simple and understated.

post #37 of 37

Time to bust out this gem

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