Alexander McQueen vs. Topshop

Here is yet another post in which Topshop have been “inspired” by a runway design. Last time it was Alexander Wang. This time it is Alexander McQueen.

The McQueen black and white ombré fringed sleeveless dress, has a nude embroidered mesh bodice, whereas the Topshop dress, is a simplier black dress, with the same black and white ombré fringed overlay.

The Topshop version only cost £28, whereas the McQueen dress retailed at £4,165, before it sold out.

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Alexander Wang vs. Topshop

There’s no shame in Topshop game. This is the second time they have been “inspired by” a piece from Alexander Wang Spring 2009 collection.

Topshop called their dress the Voodoo mesh corded tunic, I call it the De ja vu mesh tunic.

Topshop have shorten the sleeves in a bid to go undetected, but the mesh tunic and corded details are too similar to not see the clear inspiration.

Topshop sell theirs for £45, whilst the original sold out within minutes on Net-A-Porter for £680.


Spring 2009 Runway vs. Zara Spring/Summer 2009

Zara’s Spring/Summer 2009 campaign presents cute mini dresses, oversized blazers, extra long leggings, studded heels, bandage dresses, and boyfriend shirts. I particularly loved the shoes.

Before you ask, you aren’t seeing double, the pictures on the right are of Lara Stone fronting the Zara Spring/Summer 2009 campaign.

Taking a look at the pictures, I couldn’t help but feel a touch of de ja vu, so I have put them together with the pictures from the Spring 2009 runways, which I feel they were best ‘inspired’ by.

My favourites is the Stella McCartney-esqe oversized blazer and the Balmain-esqe heels paired with the Boy by Band of Outsiders-esqe blazer.

Hopefully I can find them the next time I’m in Zara, but I will guess they’re already sold-out.

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Alexander Wang vs. Topshop

One dress is strapless and one is asymmetrical, but that doesn’t stop the glaring similarities between the Alexander Wang fitted combo dress, and the Topshop colour block dress.

Topshop are well known, for being ‘inspired’ by the runway, so this is really no surprise to me.

Alexander Wang is a model favourite, so it’s no surprise that Arlenis Sosa wore this dress to an event. Diane Kruger and Lindsay Lohan followed, with Diane being the only one brave enough to wear this dress without a blazer.

Shopbop have this dress for $795, or you can buy the Topshop dress, for a only £18.

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