Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Nigerian Swimwear Brand BFyne Is Accusing Designer Silvia Ulson of Plagiarizing Their Designs
The popular swimwear brand B Fyne known for their unique designs has accused fashion designer Silvia Ulson of plagiarizing their 2017 Sahara collection inspired by the brand’s Nigerian culture.
There is certainly a striking resemblance between Silvia Ulson’s collection and B Fyne’s including the sexy cutouts and bold dashiki printed swimsuits.
A B Fyne rep expressed that the team was “flabbergasted.” “It came to us as a complete surprise how another designer is allowed to showcase replicas and claim it as her work during Miami Swim Week,” Bfyne’s rep said.
There is usually a very thin line between being inspired by a designer and blatantly copying their designs. In this case it seems like Ms. Ulson has some explaining to do. When we shared this discussion on our Instagram readers had a lot to say. @_wherebklynat said, “Not only did they literally copy/paste the designs, but they also took a whole culture and plastered another on top just because they didn’t want to take the time to research. Beyond disrespectful to the designer and both cultures.” Agreed!
What do you think?