When independent designers generate fresh ideas, most of the time they get their ideas stolen by bigger brands. But now Italian fashion brand Gucci is being accused of stealing celebrity stylist and handbag designer, Sonique Saturday’s idea for their most recent handbag.
Sonique Saturday is the CEO of BellaDonna Handbags LLC, and she has created a line of purses that resembles high-end bags but makes it known that they’re not the real thing, by clearly stating it on them, cool idea right?
Clearly, Gucci thinks so to.
Saturday made a statement on her Instagram account today about the issue, and here’s what she had to say.
Well-known beauty vlogger Raye Boyce also shared her disappointment as well on this matter.
Celebrities like Amber Rose, Erykah Badu, Christina Milian and Meagan Good have already been spotted wearing her designs.
Now you be the judge.
Here are a few handbags from Saturday’s line.
And here is Gucci’s version of the bag that appeared in their Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Gucci collaborated with graffiti artist Trouble Andrew is the graffiti artist who designed a few bags and prints for this collection.
While Gucci fans are defending Trouble Andrew’s work, Saturday’s loyal customers and fans are defending hers. So who is really at fault here?
Do you think Gucci owes Sonique an apology and some recognition?
When it comes to fashion law, it would be quite difficult to present this in court, only because ideas can’t be copyrighted, but I say give credit where it’s due.
Wow, I am not shocked but still it is very clear that they got the idea from her! #CutHerACheck
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Sad to say, but they are not. Gucci’s ghost designer is saying that they have been doing that for years. Smh.