NMIXX’s Stylist Under Fire For Allegedly Copying The Trademark Style Of An American Designer

“Can’t they just buy it?”

NMIXX rocked onto the scene with gorgeous tulle dresses that had a sporty twist. In their debut MV and performances, they wore girly layered skirts with sporty emblems such as sneakers as cuffs or corset belts.

Haewon, in particular, wore a pair of New Balance sneakers upcycled as a belt.

Sullyoon similarly wore upcycled sneakers as an arm accessory and a corset top.

However, these outfits are now gaining criticism for allegedly copying an independent label, called Frisk Me Good. Designed by Cierra Boyd, the Cleveland designer was the first to upcycle sneakers into custom pieces.

She’s been growing her brand steadily over the years. The designer herself was originally angered over the matter as she had worked hard for the design.

She later clarified that she received the due credit from NMIXX’s stylist through a tag on Instagram.

Although the matter appears to be have been resolved, netizens are questioning why the stylist team did not simply ask the brand for custom pieces, instead of copying their design and giving them belated credits.

| theqoo
  • “Just buy [the actual clothes]… stop copying them”
  • “Even middle-sized [entertainment] companies buy it…”
  • “Isn’t JYP Entertainment a large company? (among entertainment agencies)”
  • STAYC bought it LOL”
  • “I thought the idea was unique despite NMIXX’s outfits being so-so, but apparently [the idea] wasn’t original”
  • “Didn’t the stylist say they received inspiration from the original? I don’t know what’s going on. Which part of it is plagiarism? Bring NMIXX’s outfits here.”
  • “Well, isn’t it just plagiarism if there’s an original creator?.. +) Oh, they copied first and settled after LOL”

STAYC‘s Yoon also wore a pair of Adidas sneakers upcycled into a top. However, her styling team did not face the wrath of critical netizens because the item was purchased from the brand rather than the stylist manufacturing the pieces themselves.

Yoon wearing the upcycled sneakers piece in the “Run2U” MV. | Highup Entertainment

Although the matter was settled amicably with the original designer, it seems that people are still questioning why they chose to emulate the pieces instead of simply purchasing and supporting the original creators themselves.

Source: theqoo


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