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Alexander Wang Accused Philipp Plein of Copying His Runway Show

By February 15, 2017Fashion News




Plein has yet to comment on the accusation.

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In today’s world, designers do not accuse each other of plagiarism in press releases, but they prefer to take to social media. Alexander Wang posted a meme on his personal Instagram account which clearly accuses Philipp Plein of copying his 2014 H&M runway show when Plein presented his Plein Sport Collection last month in Milan. The subsequent video shows similarities between their shows such as the race track-inspired set and the use of boxing gloves and face masks as fashion accessories. Wang also points out that both designers did a victory run after their shows.

This is not the first time Plein was accused of plagiarism. Back in 2015, the designer presented a fur stole nearly identical to the one created by VFILES.

Check out images from Wang and Plein shows below.

Alexander Wang 2014 H&M show.

Philipp Plein 2017 Plein Sport show.

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