Are Fashion Rip-Offs Ever Okay?

by MR Magazine Staff

“Talent borrows, genius steals.” It is a quote which, in some form and quite fittingly, has been attributed to Oscar Wilde, T.S Eliot, Pablo Picasso and Steve Jobs. And yet, it could very well be the definitive quote to sum up the state of fashion in 2016: from a New York teenager creating bootlegs of Kanye’s Life of Pablo merchandise (only for Mr West’s associates to then begin selling the bootlegs from within the official pop-up), to Zara’s blatant copies of LA based artist Tuesday Bassen. With even Gucci releasing what would seem to be a bootleg-inspired t-shirt, it looks like flipping and ripping artwork is officially on-trend. Read more at Dazed.