The fashion industry is buzzing over whether Versace copied the American Apparel T-shirt created by British-born designer Kesh. The Los Angeles based designer shared images from Versace’s spring / summer 2015 collection expressing her disgust over the obvious copy of her work which is currently selling out at Selfridges for $650 per T-shirt, two years after Kesh debuted her original high-fashion street version for less than $ 30 per T-shirt.
Kesh's T-shirt is on the left, and the Versace version in on the right. (picture credit: Kesh / Instagram)
“This hurts,” Kesh said via Instagram, accompanied with a picture of the Versace version of the T-shirt on the Selfridges website. “$650 Versace rip off. Sold out in three sizes. What is this madness? From huge designer labels to small boutiques, to giant pop stars, to fame-hungry former friends. What is this? Why can’t these companies, these brands, these people create their own work? What happened? Why do these people think that everything that they lay their eyes on instantly belongs to them? At least make it better than the $30 original Versace,” she added. “This looks like a first draft.”
The original T-shirt designed by Kesh – who’s real name is Kesshia Kumari – was presented as artwork in a collaboration with American Apparel for their spring / summer 2013 collection.
Kesh released a statement to New York Magazine stating,”This collection was made from the original artwork from my first solo show”. ”A show that took more than two years to develop. This is also my face, being sold for $600 more than the original. It’s unacceptable.”
Kesh's T-shirt worn by supermodel Jourdan Dunn almost two years ago. (Picture credit: Jourdan Dunn / Instagram)
Kesh’s representatives have confirmed that litigation will be the next step,”Kesh is absolutely going to sue”. The offices of Versace had no comment.
So, what are you thoughts regarding this battle over design? Do you think that the T-shirts are similar? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
- S. Lenore
Knotted Shirts: The Easiest Styling Trick To Slim Your Silhouette.
By Prestige Artist Raul A.
Edited by Sophia Lenore
One of the most difficult parts of the body to hide or conceal is the waistline. There is so much pressure to look slim and thin; the appearance of the waistline can really make or break your silhouette. If your a woman that likes, or admires clothing that provides a good-fit and shows off your silhouette, but your feeling a bit body conscience and need some tricks to look slimmer this post is for you!
As a professional wardrobe stylist, it is my job to trick the eye to make an outfit look great. One of my favorite slim-down tricks to hid a not-so-slim waistline is to wear big shirts knotted at the waistline.
While I was in Tokyo on a styling job, I was fascinated by how the locals mastered this trick. While observing the locals in Tokyo I learned so many new ways to wear knotted shirts to cover a curvier waist. Check out the photos below to see how to rock this trend correctly and look slimmer in the process.
So, do you like this trend?
Will you try rocking a knotted shirt?
Or is this trend not for you? If so, why?
Please leave your comments below.
-By Prestige Artist Raul A.