Popular South Africa Fashion Designer, Laduma Ngxokolo, the founder of Maxhosa is accusing Spanish fashion retail company, Zara of copying his designs directly for their latest range of socks collection.
See the two designs below:
Laduma made his intention clear on the matter by posting what he and his legal team are currently doing on to arrive at a permanent solution. He wrote:
‘I’ve had a few copyright infringement cases in the past, and won majority of them, but @zara took this one to great extremes. My lawyers are dealing with this matter, fully understanding that this is Zara’s business model, regardless of such we will enforce our entitlement of laying criminal charges under the SA Copyright Act, 98. Regardless of the outcome, my family and I will be returning every piece of clothing we bought from them. P.s: they’ve started removing the socks from their global site, Sandton outlet, etc.’
Social media called out Zara shortly after the sock collection was released, see below;
MY CONCLUSION ON THIS WHOLE MAXHOSA VS ZARA ISSUE.
I'LL LEAVE THIS HERE pic.twitter.com/FvnjmXp9rb
— Nick Pagemat (@nickpagemat) April 24, 2018