Saturday, May 17, 2008

D&G Dolce & Gabbana rips off Marimekko Unikko print

The print on this D&G Dolce & Gabbana Poppy-Print Dress looks exactly like Marimekko's famed Unikko print! No word if Marimekko granted a license to D&G Dolce & Gabbana to use this print.

Marimekko granted a license to H+M to use some of its prints for a recent limited edition collection. In the fall, Avon will debut a limited edition cosmetics collection using the Unikko print under license from Marimekko.

Found through Bergdorf Goodman.

UPDATE: The Glam Guide told me that D&G Dolce & Gabbana did indeed rip off Marimekko's Unikko print. Read her comments and follow the links to read about her campaign to alert Marimekko and retailers selling D&G Dolce & Gabbana and Charles by Charles David shoes that these two brands were stealing the Unikko print. Thanks, G.G., for the info and for introducing me to your blog!


G.G. said...

No, Marimekko did not grant a license. Please see my post from December on the subject:

Fashion News: Dolce & Gabbana Knocks Off Marimekko

Also, I just today uncovered another act of piracy:

Fashion News: Charles by Charles David Knocks Off Marimekko

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

I thought that stealing unikko/poppy was the ugliest thing that a design powerhouse like D&G can do.

Unfortunately I found something even more arrogant and repulsing act by D&G.

Now they are trying to cancel the regisration of Marimekko's poppy pattern in EU.

Can you imagine!! First they steal the pattern and then they try cancel marimekko's rights of this over 40 years old world famous iconic print pattern.

If you find this as repulsive as I do, please tell it to D&G via their web pages.