Moschino responds to claims it ripped off an emerging designer

Images via Moschino
Words By Tara Smith

Another day…

In the latest episode of people ripping each other off, Moschino has responded to allegations that it copied an emerging designer for its Spring 2019 collection.

Shown in Milan last week, Moschino’s SS19 debut featured an all-over scribble print that bore a striking resemblance to a collection from emerging designer Edda Gimnes.

Taking to Instagram, the London-based designer posted a lengthy statement discussing her disappointment with Moschino, revealing she had met with the brand in November of last year.


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Today I woke up extremely disappointed and to a full inbox of people who know my work and saw yesterday’s Moschino collection. I understand we are in an industry that carries inspiration from each other and as it is said, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But it is disheartening to see, after having a meeting with someone from Moschino in New York in November last year. showing this person absolutely ALL My work and My original sketchbooks and ideas. Seeing the Moschino show yesterday makes me so sad and I feel so hurt that someone has, the way it looks to me,unquestionably used my SS16 and SS17 collections as inspiration without granting me any credit. As a young designer one is so vulnerable and they probably think that this would go unnoticed. I will make sure it doesn’t. Have a look at the pictures from their show yesterday and make up your own minds!! @moschino @diet_prada

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Now, Moschino has released a statement refuting these claims.

“Trompe-l’œil has been a long-standing motif embedded in the Moschino DNA. Jeremy Scott’s eponymous line has also depicted sketches and doodles in collections far pre-dating this one. He continues to pay homage to Franco Moschino and was inspired by the conceptualisation of a designer’s ideas coming to life on the runway in ‘incomplete forms’ ranging from the sketching and design process to the tailoring, pinning, and bolts of fabric choices draped on model forms.

This collection was Jeremy’s love letter to fashion and it his and the brand’s greatest wish that it inspires future generations of young creatives to color our world with their dreams too.”

On top of that, Jeremy Scott has also posted to Instagram defending the collection. You can view the screenshots below:

We’ll let you decide this one for yourself.


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