The American designer, Tory Burch presented in a fashion show the Resort 2018 collection, a full of simplicity and refinement alike. As Tory said, the main muses for this collection were Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess Elizabeth of Toro, so like the previous collection, this one didn’t disappoint. Or maybe yes, it did.
Well, it seems that Jackie Kennedy and Princess Elizabeth of Toro wasn’t the only sources of inspiration. Unfortunately her Resort 2018 collection is inspired by the Romanian traditional clothing and the proof is that one of her coats is almost identical with a Romanian Coat from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. I’m pretty sure that you noticed already that A-line coat that features a breath-taking embroidery. Indeed, I think this is one of the most beautiful creation from this collection. But which is the truth? This wonderful coat is really inspired by the African culture or it is almost the same Romanian coat? Let’s see the both coats, what do you think now?
Andreea Tanasescu, the founder of La Blouse Roumaine, the community that leads this campaign showed us the pictures below:
Well, this is a bad thing, dear Tory! Ok, is ok to get inspiration from somewhere but this is good copy, almost identical.
It seems that this is not a simple coincidence, because is not the only one similarity. The proof are the T-shirts of the Rugby National Team of Romania created by Ioana Corduneanu for the World Cup of 2015 which were more than a inspiring source for Tory Burch 2018’s collection. Let’s see know the pictures which reveal what I said:
Indeed, this Tory Burch items from her collection, Resort 2018, is nothing but a big and unexpected plagiarism and she disappointed all of those people who followed with a lot of interest her new collections and the others designers, because they want, we want to see something new, something different and original, something to get us amazed.
We disagree the plain rip-off of some traditional designs, this is definitely nothing to do with the idea of fashion design. Unfortunately, international fashion brands seem to find opportunities in the social vulnerability of local craftsmen, due to the lack of legal regulation of traditional knowledge.
So, Tory Burch, why don’t you do something to fix your mistake by giving some credit to those Romanian craftsmen and Romanian traditional clothings? This will be an important moral step forward for you.