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  1. Sumi at | | Reply

    The one on the left is quite cute actually, fresh colors and kitschy..runway version is kinda blah with the beige..

  2. loll at | | Reply

    i know manyy have asked u in the past. but honestly, u have found so many such cases! why dont you want to group them all under one title?? its hard for some of us to try and keep track of all of them separately..
    if u dont want to give them a separate title, u could atleast tag them together maybe? it seems like such a waste of effort that we cant find it later when we want to.
    just a suggestion ofcourse.. xx

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  4. Kaya at | | Reply

    I think it’s really commendable that you do this,but I still don’t understand why you did not publish my comment re. this matter on a previous post?My intention was nothing other than to condemn this sort of thing strongly.

    I really enjoy reading this blog,but, I did feel that it was wrong of you to delete my comment without giving an explanation as to why you found it to be of such material that you could not publish it?

    Please get back to me this time.


    1. Payal(HHC) at | | Reply

      You comment was approved the last time itself. We had just missed it in the bulk approval that sometimes we have to do early morning…

  5. Kaya at | | Reply

    I’d just like to add also that you may have found it to be strongly worded but the designers I spoke about have been found to plagerise,and does anger someone who loves fashion to see designers from their part of the world doing something like this so blatantly…Let me know what you think

  6. Kaya at | | Reply

    *it does..

  7. CocoNUT at | | Reply

    WOW what a blatant rip off…tsk tsk

    Don’t these “designers” have an ounce of originality?

  8. Sonia at | | Reply

    Shame on you Ranna Gill!!

  9. nisha at | | Reply

    Oh my! That is too close for comfort!

  10. melange at | | Reply

    Woah! How do we know who got “inspired” by who? Wich came out first?

  11. sony at | | Reply

    wow.. Copy cat…why cant they use their own original ideas???

  12. charan at | | Reply

    For all that “inspiration”, its not even looking good.

  13. Sharin at | | Reply

    Tsk tsk.. I hope someone sues them. I really don’t understand how they can copy, do they have no shame?! This is their BRAND… their name is there… why would you want to be known for ripping off other designers!? It just doesn’t make anyyyy sense.

  14. KT at | | Reply

    oh my god! what a copy!

  15. Kimz604 at | | Reply

    Why Am I not surprised? Indian designers have no imagination whatsoever! They always have to rip off an idea- how to prove this notion true! it’s quite sad, since there really is soo much talent in India- just wish they had enough confidence to see that

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  17. apurva at | | Reply

    WOW! they are doing their THING again. what is funny is only one in a 1000 get caught like that.
    I actually LIKED ranna gill.

  18. neha at | | Reply

    for a copy it is completely un-remarkable. it looks washed out, and the beige is just yuck. it looks un-ironed and it seems as if a child has painted on the design. no finish.
    chloe’s is wonderful. youthful and fresh, love it

    i’ll second the suggestion, please have a tag for all the plagarised clothes. it makes for an interesting read and will help us when we go looking later

  19. n.aka.zephyr at | | Reply

    Sometimes Indian designers can be such rip-offs!

  20. Belle at | | Reply

    @melange: chloe is spring 08 and ranna gill is spring 09…says at the bottom of the pics

    haha…this is what u call…”inspiration” ;) but i still like ranna gill…

  21. navs at | | Reply

    wow …audacious!! I think the designers don’t expect people to catch it ..Quite sad though !

  22. pdaervo at | | Reply

    shame shame :(

  23. annie at | | Reply

    I have always loved Ranna Gill’s creations but she has lost her respect by copying these designs. She is a fairly established designer and I wonder why she had the need to copy so blatantly.

  24. meha at | | Reply

    oh my this is sad. isn’t she like a big designer? so so sad.

  25. saby at | | Reply

    i have been reading ur blog for quite some time and whenever such posts get published. i have seen tht the copy cat designer mos of the time turns out to be rana gill…
    hain na

  26. Pri at | | Reply

    I’m sorry but does the dress on the runway look crinkled and in desperate need of steaming? It’s on the RUNWAY I mean come on! What a completely boring dress. The Chloe one is okay but I wouldn’t personally ever buy it.

  27. Grozny at | | Reply

    Absolute disgrace!! And this is just the tip of the iceberg! It amazes me how editors in India, and the powers that be in fashion circles don’t get this! These so called ‘designers’ are given huge column inches and adulation, and carry the torch for ‘Indian’ fashion, whereas the true talents are rarely ever seen or get the opportunities they should. I’m cringing with embarrassment. I just cannot imagine how Ms. Gill could have been so bold as to do such a blatant copy!!! She knows she can get away with it! Disgrace!

  28. me at | | Reply

    This is not new for Ranna Gill. I mean the copying bit. She has done it before. Her printed ikat collection couple of seasons back was a direct and blatant lift from Oscar De La Renta.

    I know of a lot of designers who get expensive samples from international designers/brands and rip them.

  29. RB at | | Reply

    I commend you guys for finding such instances and bringing them in front of us. I understand the word inspiration but on the other hand lifting the concept, the colours, the print, does anyone keep tabs on this ?

  30. preeths at | | Reply

    what a shame ranna gill!!!

    PnP could you please tag the posts on plagiarisms? i was also trying to loacte some of them and coulnt do so

  31. saniachaudhri at | | Reply

    O my god,what a shame,travesty!these designers shoud be excluded from official fashion weeks as they are a disgrace to INDIA!

  32. D at | | Reply

    Oh my God! A little creativity can make a rip-off seem less obviously one. This one is so in your face!

  33. simran at | | Reply

    maybe u can tag them as ‘same-shame’ :D

  34. Anupama at | | Reply

    This actually is hilarious… The white one is so cool…

  35. stuti at | | Reply

    Not Ranna Gill too?!

  36. justcasually at | | Reply

    This is so sad. Coz Ranna Gill’s designs do have that quality that make her stand out. She need not have dragged her own name through mud like this.

  37. dreamgal at | | Reply

    What a rip off!!! Lack of ideas or laziness??? Not expected by one of the top designers!!!!

  38. spongy at | | Reply

    can a normal person sue rana gill other that the original designer?..i mean i cud sue the gill guy or girl{dunno if its a he or she} n use the money if i win for my surgery..lol..

  39. FARAH at | | Reply

    how can she do this?? and why do they do this? i really mean , like WHY?
    such a shame ya

  40. Fieran at | | Reply

    According to what Victory mentioned in Lipstick jungle, fashion designs are not considered art – in the sense that there is no patent for the designs, so it is possible for people to copy and get away with it.

  41. Thalassa at | | Reply

    I’m actually more amused by the comments about how good Ranna Gill is usually. Am I missing something? The last time I checked out Ranna’s collection in Delhi, the clothes were hideous to put it politely. Perhaps there’s a certain kind of buyer who laps that sort of stuff up in India.

    Let’s not generalize based on a few instances. There are plenty of very talented, very original designers in India – a few bad apples shouldn’t taint them. Manish Arora, Sabyasachi, Dev r Nil, Ritu Kumar, and the one marvellous Delhi based designer whose name I’m totally blanking on.

  42. Thalassa at | | Reply

    Aah – gotcha! I was thinking of Abraham and Thakore. Very understated, publicity shy and very talented.

  43. Nick at | | Reply

    absolute lack of originality

  44. spongy at | | Reply

    i dont think so that u cant have patents on designs..infact u can have patents on the bizarrest things ..i mean motorola has the patent for flap phone…apple has patents for its ipod designs..u also have patented designer bags n purses..n u can sue anyone for copyin the designs..but there r ceratain guidelines for that n also it depends how well u can convince the judge..n copyin in fashion desingin is a very old practice so stop cryin bout indaisn being a copy cat…american designers copy a hell lot frm the european designers thou they do not copy among eactother…its not big a deal atleast in this industry…n how do u know all this coz i keep on checkin things n facts whuch are discussed here…loll..

  45. akaa at | | Reply

    I’m embarrassed!!
    Why do they have to do this!!
    I’m pretty sure that there is not such a lack of talent in the country that these guys have to do this.. that is such a blatant copy!!
    Its instances like this that make the headway that people like SAbyasachi , Manish Arora etc. have give to the Indian fashion industry go all waste!! The credibility of the entire industry is lost!!
    I remember a few instances where the work presented was a total rip-off of Elie Saab or Oscar de la Renta creations!!

  46. chic chick at | | Reply

    OMG, this is just sad!!! I mean every international brand from Hermes to oscar de la renta to alexander mcqueen are coming up with india inspired designs and our designers STILL dont have the confidence to make their own creations, I think it would be an optimistic estimate if I said that around 50% of Indian ‘designers’ are ‘inspired’ by internation lines.

  47. Sana at | | Reply

    @simran: same-shame, very funny.
    @spongy:just because the copying is widespread does not make it any less wrong.

  48. spongy at | | Reply

    well it doesnt for sure…all i wanted to point was that its jus not the indian designers doin that….n also i m free to give my opinion..life is hard enuf y makin it more hard by starting a debate…or in other words buzz off…lolzzzz

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