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As you've noticed, this Spring's prints are more vibrant and multidimensional than ever. Though part of it has to do with aesthetics, some of it is aimed at counterfeiters.

"One of the main reasons we have chosen to explore two-dimensional design and surface through embroidery is that it is very difficult to copy. The labor involved is difficult and time-consuming, which makes mass producing and/or copying impossible," said Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler in WWD. Dolce & Gabbana (left) designer Stefano Gabbana added: "Though our creativity is never influenced by counterfeiters, whoever wants to copy this collection is in for a tough time."

Do you think copycats are getting what they deserve?

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cnyc1a cnyc1a 9 years
I condemn designer imposter's. I would never let a friend carry a Fake handbag or anything in that nature. I cringe when I see people wearing them. Tacky. On another note that gown is incredible and wished actresses in Hollywood took a chance and paraded down the red carpet in them. These days when it comes to these events no one ever takes risks for fear of ending on a worst dress list
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
I absolutely think they're getting what they deserve.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Very clever. I can see why knock-off versions are popular since many people (including myself) can not afford high-end items; However if I was the designer I completely understand why they would do what they can to prevent copycats from stealing their work. I'm undecided on this issue since I can understand both sides. The designers were smart to create a pattern that is diffcult to recreate/
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
Not sure about this comment. If we could all afford the originals, we wouldn't have to come up with the "looks for less". That being said, I wouldn't buy total knock-off designs knowingly because you can tell the difference, especially handbags.
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
don't they mean that they are exploring 3-dimensional design rather than 2-dimensional?? it just sound a bit odd since garments which are as flat as a peace of pape would be pretty easy to fake
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
This dress is fantastic! Very creative!
bellesouer bellesouer 9 years
That is the same dress Gwen Stefani wears in her "Early Winter" video. Honestly, it looks way better on Gwen.
mifashion mifashion 9 years
I admit to having a few fake bags, but I now that counterfeiting is a horrible thing to do. I think that this is a clever idea...yet some how I think the counterfeiters will still find some way to make good copies (I have seen some very impressive fake bags)
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
So the counterfeiters are promoting creativity.
iRose iRose 9 years
Good thinking. Someone would go cross eyed trying to copy that.
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