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30 Mar

What’s the fuss about ‘copy-cats’?

In my 15-year career of working as a fashion journalist in Pakistan I have heard almost every designer complain of his work being plagiarized by another. The comparisons have been endless: Deepak Perwani and Munib Nawaz, Umar Sayeed and HSY/Mehdi, Ayesha Hashwani/Elan and Sana Safinaz, Nida Azwer and Sania Maskatiya. And then there have been comparisons with foreign designers: Body Focus and Dolce Gabbana, Maheen Karim and Philip Lim, Sana Safinaz and Cavalli, Umar Sayeed and Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Faiza Samee and Rohit Bal…etc etc. And yes, there have been similarities, which have been pointed out by the media every now and then. Cool. So much was fine but then people with too much time on their hands – most...
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