It isn’t an uncommon situation to be in when you see a piece of clothing and think it looks really familiar. Well for all those fashionistas out there it is probably because you have seen it before, but via high end designers or on the catwalk. Every season, high street retailers use catwalk and designer inspiration for their next collection, but really they’re just knock offs, trying to be the real thing. There is a definitive difference between inspired by and copied.
Hit The Floor have looked at this topic before hunting down various High Street knock offs, often finding Zara to be a common culprit. Tom Ford even said a few years back: “If I’m lucky and I did the right thing, they will be at Zara way before I can get them in the store, and I don’t like that.” It is always good news for those looking to have that designer look for cheaper prices, but if your heart is really in fashion, high street knock offs aren’t for you.
When it comes to the up and coming designer, who’s clothes are being ripped off and credit is taken by the wrong people that’s when we need to step in and stand up for the little guy. But it is obvious high street retailers are going to want to be up to date on the latest trends, which is where the catwalk gives them a little head start. These are a few copycat products we have found which are almost identical to the designer piece.
Dior Sneaker Pump vs Nasty Gal Source: Dior/Nasty Gal
MSGM vs Forever 21Source: Yoox/ Forever 21