Oh boy, here we go again! Your favorite fast-fashion brand, Fashion Nova (babyyyy!), has been pulled into drama yet again for ripping off designs without a single care in the world. This time, the brand is coming under fire for ripping off luxury Italian fashion house, the one, the only—Versace.
On Monday, Versace filed a lawsuit against Fashion Nova for copying their signature Barocco print and perhaps their most iconic print known to mankind. Ring a bell? Yep, it’s the “jungle print” dress that Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards that single-handedly inspired the creation of Google Images—yes, really.
Everyone adored that dress, so much so that Versace actually brought it back during its Spring 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week…with J.Lo modeling it!!!
The Fashion Law managed to obtain a copy of the lawsuit docs, in which Versace claims that Fashion Nova is trying to “exploit the popularity and renown of Versace’s signature designs, and to trade on [its] valuable goodwill and business reputation in order to drive profits and sales to line Fashion Nova’s pockets.” Say it with me: Yikes!
“Fashion Nova’s ability to churn out new clothing so quickly…is due in large part to its willingness to copy the copyrighted designs, trademarks and trade dress elements of well-known designers, and trade on their creative efforts in order to bolster [its own] bottom line,” the papers continued. Basically, it’s as messy as you probably expected.