Saturday, 15 September 2012

Inspiration or Plagiarism?

Designers seem to be taking more and more inspiration from artists these days. But how much inspiration can be counted as plagiarism? Designers from YSL, Dior, D&G, Gucci, Rodarte and even high street brand Free People are taking what they call "inspiration" from the most famous valuable paintings in the world. 

Even though I believe D&G, Gucci and Free People used these artists as purely a starting point to their designs I would be interested to know how the artists would have reacted. YSL, Dior and Rodarte however, copied their “artist inspiration” entire pattern and simply placed it on a dress I don't see how this is right? These artists they are coping spent years on these paintings to get their composition and colouring right and for a designer to mimic it and place it on a garment and say look what I've created seems selfish and wrong. 

 This is just my opinion so please tell me what you think?   


  1. well thought out article. fashion always comes round in circles?

  2. Graet post! For all u girls that like fifa check my blog at


Please leave a comment as I'm always pleased to hear your views