Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 165 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! The prominent South African designer has been accused of plagiarism after one of his designs was questioned for looking strikingly like Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad’s creation from a show last year. Well-known local designer Gavin Rajah has responded to the copycat allegations made against him on social media. He was first accused of copying his latest design by Sim Tshabalala (the event producer and director responsible for events like Fashion by the Sea), according to Times Live. Sim, and now various others on the designer’s Facebook page, have said that a dress Gavin debuted at the recent Cape Town Fashion Week was stolen from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. More Articles You Would Love “I Want To Buy A House In Ghana, Don’t Want To Dedicate My Life To The American Lifestyle” – Meek Mill Beyonce’s Isn’t Here For Church, Watch Her Serve Her Most Mouth Watering Look On Sunday The scandal has also caused a stir on Twitter with many saying how disappointed they are in Gavin, but also confused by how similar both creations are. According to IOL, Gavin would prefer to host his own shows in the future rather than do fashion week after being very disappointed by the experience. After a few days of complete silence, Rajah finally released a statement on his Facebook page along with reference images and an email from Gavin’s attorney to Sim asking him to “resolve this issue in a constructive matter, and desist with further unfortunate and unsubstantiated public allegations.” “People who know our brand and know me will know the truth. My studio, working sketches, references and patterns remain open for inspection at my studio at any point for those wanting to assert the truth and not simply wanting to be part of a malicious campaign. My design process is open for all to see. No one is above the law or reproach and none of us should have that much hate in oneself to be able to want to destroy another.” Unfortunately this does not explain why the dresses are practically identical. We contacted Mr. Rajah’s publicists and they maintain that the dress is Rajah’s own original design. “The dresses may appear identical to the untrained eye, however there are vast differences between the two,” they said. african fashionallegationcape townCOLLECTIONScopycatdesignersfashion industryfashion showfashion weekGavin RajahMercedes benzmodelsrespondsSouth Africa Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Ben I think fashion in Africa is about to explode and I am excited to be a part of it. Message me anytime. More For You BREAKING: Afua Asantewaa’s Longest Singing Marathon Attempt Disqualified By The Guinness World Records VIDEO: Google Gemini AI Diversity Faces Backlash From Whites Claiming It Is Racist!... VIDEO: See The Man Who Was Humiliated After Watching His Girlfriend Erotically Dancing... Gh Singer Hajia4Real Set To Spend 5 Yrs In US Jail After Pleading... #OOTD: Ghana’s Serwaa Amihere, Sends Social Media Into A Frenzy With Her Stunning... AI Designer Asiko Captures The Essence Of Nigeria’s Masquerade Tradition With Stark Visuals Young Kenyan Hero Olivia Awuor & CEO Of Pine Kazi Is Transforming Pineapple... #MUSICVID: Love Is In The Air; Stonebwoy Serves Romantic Reggae Vibes In His... VIDEO: Arisar Serves A Sizzle Sneak Peak Of Their Upcoming Swimwear Shoot With... Abena Yawson Electrifies Audience At Accra Fashion Week 2023 With Her Stunning Metamorphosis... 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.