Another day, another fast-fashion controversy: This time, it’s Spanish retailer Mango in the hot seat, for allegedly ripping off designs from indie retailer Attico, Refinery29 reports.
[post_ads]For those unfamiliar with Attico, the Italian womenswear label was launched in 2016 by former fashion editors Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio. Along with dozens of brick-and-mortar stores throughout Italy, Attico’s high-end, vintage-inspired womenswear is sold internationally at luxury retailers (including Bergdorf Goodman and Opening Ceremony) and online at Net-A-Porter and Moda Operandi. It’s a small label with big influence.
Over the weekend, Tordini and Ambrosio took to social media to call out Mango for allegedly copying the ‘Elena’ dress from Attico’s spring/summer 2017 collection. The dress — a long-sleeved, white kimono-inspired frock with embroidered floral detailing on the bodice — retails for $1,870, and debuted several months ago. As the designers pointed out on their Instagram stories, Mango recently debuted a similar version. A photo, taken from Instagram account @rosa_h_f (which documents fashion rip-offs) shows the two dresses side-by-side. Mango's 'Oriental print dress' retails for $79.99.
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This isn’t the first time Mango has been accused of copyright infringement: Just last year, the fashion brand was sued by Isabel Marant for copying a boot design from the French label’s Fall ’13 collection (that case, tried in a French court, ruled in favor of Marant). We reached out to Mango for comment, but the brand has yet to respond to the accusations.
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