The just concluded Africa Movie Academy Awards 2017 saw Nollywood actress and model, Beverly Osu in an all-blue look by Nigerian designer, Magnetic Elegance.
The look and outfit was alright but it was a blatant copy of a Brandon Maxwell look worn by Lady Gaga in 2014.
Her stylist, Moses Ebite of Moashy Styling tried to defend the rather unimaginative styling by pointing out other international designers who have stolen designs in the past.
In 2007, Oscar de la Renta made a collection that he showed during Paris fashion week that was entirely filled with solid hues but in designs looked like what John Galiano designed for house of Dior a year ago. It created a lot of talkability in the fashion industry that year.
So when it comes to copying designs, it didn’t start with Nigerian designers and will never end… it continues and that way new designs will come up… Palazzo’s use to be a 90s fave and are we seeing the come back? It’s just a chic fabulous recycling spin!
Oh TBH, it looked better on Beverly. She looked like the perfect silhouette Brandon Maxwell had in mind when he was creating the piece. Trust that your having a good Sunday! Know your fashion kids.
Everyone thinks he should have re-worked the look and not copy it totally.