Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 253 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! Nigeria Racism In Fashion Brazilian designer Silvia Ulson took to Miami Swimwear Fashion Week to showcase her latest swimwear collection. However one outfit in the collection seemed to rub shoulders with US based Nigerian designer brand B Fyne. B Fyne is known for making various viral swimsuits. They began to go viral, or atleast amongst black social media when they incorporated African print, mainly Angelina print into their designs. A post shared by ʟᴏʀᴇɴᴀ ʙʀᴀɴǫᴜɪɴʜᴏ (@lorenabranquinho) on Jul 13, 2018 at 9:37am PDT More Articles You Would Love #RIP: Ebony Reigns Fashion Legacy Senegalese Designer Selly Raby Kane Releases The Alien Cartoon Collection In many cases with African print designers, it is hard to point of finger of who plagiarized when a similar outfit goes out, because many time their work is generally an emulation of designs that are already out except made with African print. However, this may not be the case, as Silvia Ulson’s showcased a dress that was totally identical to the viral design by Nigerian-American designer Buki Ade, founder of B Fyne. The issue has not only raised a plagiarize scandal, but the question of race is being brought into the picture by various bloggers. And that question is centered around cultural appropriation, as of the designer being white and using what is commonly known as African print. However here what I am concerned about when it comes to African designers. Besides shaming the plagiarizer on blogs, there is very little that can be done. Firstly we hardly or never trademark our work, secondly, we do not have the finances to go through such legal battles. After watching the Christian Louboutin red soul battle as seen below, and the 6year legal court case they went through to challenge a rival that emulated them, I doubt we have designers that will go through this for a design. So what do you think guys? See More Look Books Here. Elegance Defined: Akakpo’s ‘Adinkra’ Collection Takes Ghanaian Heritage GlobalIndulge In The Whimsical Elegance Of Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s SS23 ‘Ilé mi, Ilè mi’ CollectionStrictly Smart Casuals! Kentegentlemen Unleashes The Awass Collection Filled With Confidence, Elegance, And Sex AppealK.Moraba & Collective Unveils *AU ARMOUR* Capsule Collection 2023/2024: A Blend of Elegance and WarmthKilentar’s ‘Out Of The World’ Collection Is Filled With Astonishing Trendy Sustainable LooksThis Astonishing Collection By MUNKUS Dubbed ‘Isiskhathi’ Is The Epitome Of South African Contemporary FashionIntroducing “Controlled Chaos”, A Beautiful Collection By Nigerian Fashion Brand MUGOTEED Marque Collaborates With Fede Kortez For The JEANNE Collection & Puts Benin On The Mainstream Fashion MapJants Collection Drops Jaws & Challenges Conventional Notions With Their Brand New ‘ENDLESS’ CollectionGhanaian Fashion Brand Tabou Cracks The Internet With Gorgeous Unorthodox New Resort Collection Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You The International BRICS+ Fashion Summit Is Here & Kicks Off In Moscow November... Another Black Model Maleesa Mooney Found Murdered Shortly After Nichole Coats Rogue Wave Is Set To Unveil Angolan Elegance & Style In Ghana At... Promising Fashion Student Mary Agona’s Nature-Inspired Collection Shook Up The Riohs Runway! See The Full List Of Accra Fashion Week 2023 Designers Celebrating Culture From... Africa’s Is Set To Take Over The Sportswear Industry: Kudos to Fashion Pioneer... VIDEO: 400 Stunning Models Cast For Accra Fashion Weeks 10th Edition; See Them... #OOTD: Barbados Fashion Brand Arisar Serves Us Macrame Cravings For Our Resort Fantasies “I’m Done Being Memed For Being In An Interracial Relationship” Bill Gates Daughter... #OOTD: Sika Osei Scoops The Outfit Of The Day In This Regal Stylish... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.