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  1. Anu at | | Reply

    oh my!! I do see the similarity….or the inspiration… or the ‘loosely based on’ (as they call it these days!)

  2. T at | | Reply

    it’s an almost shame to shame

  3. Sharin at | | Reply

    Similar.. I’d actually pick the Surily Goel over the Phillip Lim

  4. shruti at | | Reply

    I like the Surily Goel version better… I don’ say i loved the dress but yeah.. Sophie is lookin’ lovely in it. Very opt make up.. Wish she’d gone for a golden clutch to break the ‘all black’ look.

  5. Sona at | | Reply

    It seems this is a theme in Surily’s clothes…”inspiration.”

  6. ak at | | Reply

    you are being far too generous, payal – total copy! esp. since you consider that this is not a common style that one can say the “inspiration” is drawn from general fashion concepts. what is wrong with desi designers?!

    1. belle_desse at | | Reply

      whoa, whoa…no need to generalize them under one broad category, there are desi designers who don’t copy. Saying all of them do, because some of them do is just racist.

      1. ak at | | Reply

        it’s not racist, first of all (maybe nationist). but, i think the problem in india, and this applies to many other countries, is that they are a bit removed from the international scene, so copying is more prevalent, simply because they can get away with it (i.e., there is less chance that it becomes known in the international fashion scene). so that wasn’t an attack on all desi designers, just one the ones who do.

        1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

          @ ak: I get that you weren’t trying to be racist, I’m guessing that you’re probably Indian if you’re on this blog :)

          It’s just that broad general statements like ‘what is wrong with desi designers?!’ on a post where one desi designer is caught plaigarizing sound racist, so maybe it could’ve been worded a little differently :) no offense

          And I think your analysis about why they get away with copying is spot on.

  7. grozny at | | Reply

    Are you kidding…..so many of her ‘creations’ are very heavily ‘inspired’ by other designer’s work!!

  8. Anu at | | Reply

    I had loved the 3.1 Phillip Lim dress in white on Michelle Williams and even before I read your entire post, I knew I was looking at a rip off! This is not inspiration – this is a copy.

  9. Shivani at | | Reply

    the make up and the dress don’t match. Pulled back hair with red lipstick would have been much more fierce. this lilac lipstick is so mismatched with the rest of the outfit. however, i never have great expectations from sophie.

  10. Nick at | | Reply

    It is obvious and I have seen some of her dresses worn by Priety Zinta that looked like copied. Sophie looks pretty though.

  11. Kiwi at | | Reply

    Gorgeous dress and Sophie looks lovely… this lady has got it right each time, where accessories are concerned!

  12. mj15 at | | Reply

    soooo…surily goel si basically the “poor girl’s” version of all the super expensive designer wear that these stars don’t want to spring top dollar for?? her work is constantly “inspired” by a plethora of “internationsl” designers….shaaaaaaaaame!!!

  13. sania chaudhri at | | Reply

    shame on you.thats not INSPIRATION…its what i call a POOR copy.Im sooo glad HHC picks up on this stuff as the press in India….NEVER does!she knows a few actresses,copies stuff and dresses them,thats our Indian designers for you..!!

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      given that India has a million different problems from acute poverty and caste discrimination to female feoticide and corruption its hardly surprising that the press doesnt focus on fashion plaigarism (that cannot even be proven illegal anyway)

      I absolutely agree that Surily and a lot of other designers plaigarize often and it is shameful and undignified BUT so many people on here blow the issue way, way out of proportion. We are a developing country with so many issues to tackle and this pales in front of them. This kind of coverage is much more suited to a blog like HHC than the mainstream media.

      Obviously a lot of tabloids, magazines and supplements cover the fashion scene to attract readers, but if we’re talking investigative journalism, exposes and serious articles than shed awareness on malpractices, there are SO many more serious causes in India that desperately need media attention.

      1. Siddharth at | | Reply

        @Chocolate Martini … I am glad that there are some sensible people like you following this blog, and not everyone is just sitting on a high horse of fashion and being pretentious.

  14. Genie at | | Reply

    Woah….the pritam of fashion industry!!!

    1. ak at | | Reply

      or india’s equivalent of abs

  15. amber at | | Reply

    i hope the designer doesn’t get away with it. please let there be a lawsuit..(if there is one for acts like this)! and may it serve as an eye opener to any others who commit this crime! please..!

  16. hhc-addict at | | Reply

    As soon as I saw Sophie Philip Lim immly came to mind :)

  17. Iram at | | Reply

    Even before I read the comment, I looked at it and thought..OMG Phillip Lim on a desi! Then I discovered what it was. People who copy like this should be shot, what an insult to Philip Lim.

    1. Chocolate Martini at | | Reply

      I agree that it is an insult to Philip Lim and it’s disgraceful but please, this is getting a little melodramatic :)

  18. Prem Rogue at | | Reply

    Beats me why someone would copy such an ugly dress in the first place.

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