Posted on: June 24, 2015 Posted by: Aamna Ali Comments: 0
Isabel Marant Accused of Stealing Mexican Traditional Designs

ISABEL MARANT has once again plagiarize found himself in a row, after the indigenous community of the mixes involved in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico has been accused that they their traditional clothing to pieces in her collection spring/summer 2015 Isabel Marant Etoile to copy.

Isabel Marant Accused of Stealing Mexican Traditional Designs
Isabel Marant Accused Of Plagiarism

The French House distribution line, Isabel Marant Etoile, has been accused of 2015 to copy the traditional clothing of an indigenous community for pieces in their spring/summer collection.

According to the guardian the Mixe community in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca has in a statement, which read: “Isabel Marant is obliged by 2015-collection of Etoile has overcome the borders spring/summer the graphical elements that specifically includes blouse, a design for the Tlahuitoltepec plagiarized, and is no new creation, as is affirmed by the designer.”

When the guardian contacted the French design house in Paris for comment on the allegations from Mexico, it was communicated that the designer already in a different legal dispute over the dress is. As it turns out, the design label is claiming Antik batik the rights to the design.

The fashion house insists, however, that they have been open about the origin and the inspiration for the design and the hopes to be the community.

Isabel Marant Accused of Stealing Mexican Traditional Designs
Isabel Marant Accused Of Plagiarism-1

“” Court of Paris, Isabel Marant fights to the record set straight: she has presented submissions, which expressly point out that gets these designs from the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec in the province of Oaxaca in Mexico, “the fashion House said.” Furthermore, Ms Isabel Marant, after real traceability of these dresses officially informed the Court: ‘Part woman Isabel Marant does not claim of the author this tunic and these designs’. ”

Marant had previously described the draft as “tribal without overly literal”, but the indigenous community thought differently as they consider legal action against the luxury fashion house.

Marant of the cotton-linen dress of featured similar embroidery for a Mexican dress and retailing at $182 (approx. £114), while the Mexican version retails at about $20 (£12).

This is the second time that Marant of plagiarism was accused. Earlier this year, the designer was accused iconic trainers, which were supposedly nearly identical to their bar low – tops, but retail at three times the price to copy Adidass Stan Smith.

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