Vietnamese designers accused of plagiarism
  • | | May 25, 2019 11:03 AM
A Vietnamese designer has been accused of copying a design of famous Israeli fashion designer Lior Charch.

Wedding dress designer Lior Charchy showed two photos of their model and Miss Vietnamese Universe 2017 H'Hen Nie with a question "Why copy?"

On their recent Instagram post, the wedding dress designer showed two photos of their model and Miss Vietnamese Universe 2017 H'Hen Nie with a question "Why copy?" The designer tagged Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie's Instagram.

The two wear two white long dresses which look almost the same except for the tail.

In the photo H'Hen Nie wears a white dress by designer Linh San at an event in 2018.

Meanwhile the model wears a Lior Charch's design which belongs to their Spring-Summer Collection 2017.

A communication representative of designer Linh San' told the Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper that the designer does not use social media and haven't heard about the accusation of Lior Charch.

People said they look alike but they don't that much," Linh San's representative said. "I think they only look similar in the form.

The designer's representative also confirmed that the dress was an old design.

"We did not have time to prepare a new dress for H'Hen Nie in that event so we used an old design," the representative said.

This is the second time in a week a world's famous designer raised their voice about their products being copied by Vietnamese designers.

Earlier French designer Alexi Mabille also complained on Instagram that a dress worn by Vietnamese model Vu Ngoc Anh at the Festival de Canes 2017 was a copy of their design launched at the Fall Couture 2015.

 "Copy! Shame on you @vungocanh@goldvu for wearing @festivaldecannes this bad copy of my haute couture dress realised by Vietnamese designer @_lethanhhoa@," the designer wrote on Instagram.


 Model Vu Ngoc Anh wears the dress

Meanwhile, designer Le Thanh Hoa disappointed local audiences with a post on his Facebook account: "It doesn't matter they love or hate me. What matter is that they are still talking about me."

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