Now that I think about it I guess I am
Your feelings on people wearing "the poor man's" version of high end labels? - Page 3
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.
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.