• Whiskers

    Eh. Whatever. Was anybody talking about these designers before f21 stole their print? Free publicity.

    • lorrainesanders

      Not sure what would classify being talked about, but I (editor of the site) had certainly heard of their work for the last several years. They sold in local stores like Eco Citizen and had trunk shows in the Bay Area on a fairly regular basis.

      But that\’s beside the point. What\’s at issue is copyright and the use of original work for commercial purposes without permission or compensation, regardless of how well-known the company or person is.

      • Whiskers

        Exactly:  local stores like Eco Citizen and Bay Area trunk shows. This is bringing them publiclity on the national level. I never heard of these designers until I read about this issue in NY Magazine.  It seems like getting their print stolen by f21 is the best thing that has happened to their brand PR-wise.  Yeah, it sucks that their print got stolen by f21 and there are clearly intellectual property issues, but there is a flip-side to this.

        • lorrainesanders

          That\’s definitely an interesting and valid point – I am sure many more people will have heard about them because of this situation than they would have otherwise.

  • Forever21 did it again. I’m not say it’s right but this kind of news is getting old. The fashion industry should really do something about it.