Zoë Carol is a Dublin-primarily based designer whose items are stocked in a quantity of boutiques throughout the nation.
Zoë, who grew up in each Hong Kong and Galway, studied at each Trinity School and the NYC Parsons Faculty Of Fashion Design earlier than launching her personal womenswear line in 2014.
The proficient designer lately printed An Open Letter to Penneys on her web site the place she shared a photograph of a Penneys merchandise, much like one of the designs in her S/S 2016 assortment.
She defined pal despatched her the photograph of the chook print sleeveless shirt which and Zoë "immediately knew was her design".
Describing this as "clear theft of mental property", Zoë drew consideration to the truth that there may be "no regulation in opposition to what you probably did and there’s no regulation to guard designers and makers".
Nevertheless, she went on to say that she does not really feel "unhealthy" about it as a result of she's now extra decided than ever to create designs that everybody can afford.
"Penneys has taken what I envisioned into one thing cheap and for the lots. That’s okay. In the event you’re paying lower than €20 in your shirt, it’s greater than doubtless as a result of they lower out the price of paying a designer on prime of different issues (cheap material purchased in bulk, low labour prices in creating nations and huge manufacturing portions)".
The Daily Edge obtained a press release on behalf of Primark in relation to the matter.
Primark’s crew of designers take nice pleasure in bringing its prospects the newest tendencies at inexpensive costs. The Primark consumers answerable for commissioning and creating the product in query weren't accustomed to Ms Wong’s firm, or with its designs, and at no time took inspiration from them.
Zoë's ultimate say on the topic sums up her emotions...
"Ethical of the story? FUCK YOU PENNEYS but in addition you do you Penneys as a result of that is life and life’s not truthful".