Saturday, April 18, 2009

Designers Imitation

It depends on if we want an imitation product or a genuine product. To differentiate prodcuts, go on the website of a well known product, an example is 'Dolce and Gabbana' or 'D&G' - their are imitation that are 'DG Eyewear' but are perfectly fine to purchase if you want the fake that is. This can be illustrated below, the difference between the imitation (first image) and the second genuine product.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Advertising, Armani Feud

Controversy!! During Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani claimed that Dolce&Gabbana copied a design of a pair of his silk trousers. According to D&G that was totaly not true. In January 2007, Dolce&Gabbana was criticized by Britain's advertising watchdog, Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), for an advertising campaign showing models brandishing knives. Spain's Labour and Social Affairs Ministry branded one of D&G's campaign as illegal and humiliating to women, saying that the woman's body position had no relation to the product D&G were trying to sells. The campaign showed a man holding a woman to the ground by her wrist while a group of men look on. This advertisement was pulled by D&G in Madrid, Spain, Paris and France.

That's So Dolce&Gabbana.

Dolce&Gabbana specializes on more expensive luxury items, is influenced more by designers and is more formal and 'timeless', responding to long-term trends rather than seasonal changes. D&G is a more casual line that follows an urban inspiration and attempts to set trends rather than follow them. Its also sells:

-Corrective eyewear
-Ready- to- wear

Who are these people?

Domenico Dolce and Stefano was born in 1985 and 1962. They have carved out more than just a niche in the fashion industry.

In 1982, the first D&G studio was opened, but it wasn't recognized until 1985 people took notice of the fashion house. In October of that same year, Dolce&Gabbana were recognized as a promising new talent at the Milano Collezioni fashion show. After a year, they launched their first self-produced collection- real woman.

In 1988, D&G signed an agreement with Dolce Saverio, a clothing company owned by Domenice Dolce's family. They started to have more freedom to create. Late 80s, D&G cloths travel to Japan, then New York totally a place for them to get kickin'.