Iconic Australian fashion label accused of rip-off design

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Iconic Australian brand Marcs came under fire last week from popular activewear label Nagnata. Designer and co-founder of Nagnata Laura Gibbs took to social media to share an image of a similar striped merino wool sweater from Marcs, arguably similar to the design and fabric that Nagnata is known for.

Laura May Gibbs is the co-founder of the sustainable yoga business Nagnata.

Laura May Gibbs is the co-founder of the sustainable yoga business Nagnata.

“Several people have sent me this from the David Jones floor. I’ve stopped sharing posts of this kind, but it’s close to home when the Australian brand… [SIC] @marcs_clothing” the caption reads next to the picture of the outfit in question.

Sweater from Marcs shared on Gibbs instagram

Sweater from Marcs shared on Gibbs instagramCredit:Instagram

“At least they use Merino wool,” reads a second post.

This isn’t the first time a sustainable-minded fashion and lifestyle brand has mentioned copycat brands on social media. In a post on Instagram in 2020, the brand shared an image of a striped polo-necked sweater, alongside a similar design from the activewear brand Jaggad’s collection. While Jaggad is not named in the post, the accompanying pictures show Jaggad’s model posing in the design with the caption cut. “If this Australian brand will continue to copy Nagnata and ignore our emails. Then we will start calling them,” the company wrote on Instagram.

Jaggad denied knowingly copying the design and said he would not “engage in inappropriate social media slanging matches”.

Archibald art lover to his knees

Sydney art crowds flooded the NSW Art Gallery on Friday night for the opening of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman exhibition, with masked guests arriving on time and quickly. While the canapés leave a lot to be desired, the soirées are spread over three levels, some mingling upstairs and trying to talk about the DJ, others crowding the busy bar on the escalator, while many set their champagne flutes aside to instantly see the winner. artwork and finalists. Early in the night, Today’s show reporter and Sunday Life columnist Brooke Boney seen chasing and posing for a photo with members of the Sydney drill-rap group OneFour, captured by the artist Daniel Boyd in the finalist’s painting entitled ‘Untitled (AAO)’.

Musos were so eager to attend that they apparently asked for 20 tickets and received 10 – still a good amount for one of the most sought-after nights on Sydney’s social calendar. Downstairs in the exhibition, Boney stands out in her red trouser suit and cheerfully poses for a photo with her portrait (with her pug) by Laura Jones called ‘Brooke and Jimmy’. Nearby, ABC journalist Laura Tickledwho was present with his sister Sallydo the same with his portrait by the artist James Powditch. Kurdish refugees Mostafa Azimitabar had a line of recipients wanting to shake his hand and have his picture taken with Azimitabar and a self-portrait painted with a toothbrush, a technique he began using on Manus Island as part of his 2,737 days in detention. One of his main supporters, former footballer and SBS commentator Craig Foster, stay close. Also seen: the subject of last year’s Archibald Prize-winning painting by Peter Wegner101 year old artist Guy WarrenNSW Treasurer Matt Keanand art critic SMH John McDonald.


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