The fashion brand Guess has been accused of stealing a handbag design from the independent black-owned company Telfar.
Telfar’s vegan leather gender-neutral bag, called “the shopping bag”, which won the Design Museum’s 2020 fashion design award, has been praised for highlighting the importance of black style, as well as joining the dots between luxury goods and accessibility. Celebrity fans include Oprah Winfrey and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while Dazed and Confused magazine called the bag “the decade’s most important accessory”.
It’s a shame that a brand as big as Guess lacks this much creativity and resorted to stealing the design of an up-and-coming designer. A DAMN SHAME!