It looks like Philip Lim is the latest victim of fast fashion copycats. Mango, the Spanish based high street retailer, are selling a suspiciously similar dress to the A/W 2012 3.1 Philip Lim Monochrome LS Dress. The crew neck dresses are both white panelled bordered with black. Wigsandgowns are struggling to see any discernable difference between the two. There is no doubt Mango have crossed the line from inspiration to imitation.
Fast fashion retailers should not be allowed to profit from the designs of others. If you can’t afford the real thing, don’t buy blatant knock offs. Let’s encourage innovative, creative designers instead!