Jeremy Scott Copies Ms. Fitz
For Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2012 Fashion Week Presentation, the wacky and eccentric designer took inspiration from just about every 90s obsession from Bart Simpson to the ever-popular Lisa Frank and the crowd absolutely loved it.
While critics and fellow fashion lovers loved it, many are pointing fingers as to where he got the vision for this presentation. The fashion world is starting to talk–and it hasn’t been all that positive. It’s one thing to be inspired by other creatives, but it’s another thing to legitimately copy another artist’s work. Critics are saying that Scott’s bright and bold styling was a little too much like designer Ms. Fitz’s well known face jewelry.
Ms. Fitz’s spring 2011 collection featured extremely similar creative direction with nose rings, colorful and fluffy hair, and tribal bejeweled eyes. If you take a peek at that collection and Scott’s collection in 2012, they are instinctively similar, to say the least.
In Ms. Fitz’s blog, she writes, “The Internet certainly inspired me! The Internet makes me wonder “Who am I? AM I a digital being? Am I real? Am I Unique? Where do I end and where does the digital me begin? WHAT DEFINES ME? Ideas of identity, fluidity and originality can be lost in the cyber realm and those are precisely the reasons why I am inspired to create the digital artwork I do. Throughout my use of gifs, irony, color, accessory design and cross cultural references and I hope to help people question who they really are, how they express themselves and ultimately, go define my own sense of self. So when I saw the creative direction for Jeremy’s collection yesterday I thought ‘This is so meta.’”
Although we don’t want to burst Scott’s creative bubble, if you take a peek at the images above from both shows side by side, you’ll notice that they are a little too similar to just be a coincidence. On Ms. Fitz’s blog, she also compares Scott’s presentation invite to the cover image for a video she created last year for Wild Out–check it out below. Scott’s invite is on top, and Ms. Fitz’s is below.