Imitation is a type of flattery – or so it appears. In Malaysia, increasingly manufacturers appear to be getting accused of ripping others off of their concepts.
Simply this week, it was Siti Nurhaliza’s magnificence model Simplysiti that was put on blast. The corporate has since denied it had any intention of copying a smaller model’s design packaging for facial cleaning wipes. In September, an area designer had a meltdown on digital camera after discovering out that his magnetic headscarves have been being swiped by a “huge model.”
This phenomenon of duplicating different individuals’s concepts doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime quickly, whilst extra individuals rally to name out the copycats. Listed below are 5 instances Malaysian magnificence and vogue manufacturers have been accused of dishonest. Not solely a product thought but additionally a complete ass retailer (sure, you learn proper!).
A Sephora outlet at left, and the now-closed Sefaraa store in Kelantan. Images: Sephora, Sefarra/Fb
Malaysians accustomed to the sweetness scene could bear in mind a retailer named Sefarra by social media influencer Farra Fareez again in 2017, primarily because of the model’s resemblance to French megastore Sephora, even all the way down to its striped paper luggage. Her perfumes have been additionally bottled a la these from the French vogue home, Chanel. However the imitator didn’t cease there. After shutting Sefarra’s solely outlet in Kelantan, she produced a skincare product packaged in a bottle that seemed identical to the Virgin Marula Oil by Texan cult magnificence model Drunk Elephant.
At left is Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Oil and at proper is Farra Magnificence’s Breakout Serum. Images: Drunk Elephant, Farra Magnificence
doNUT Scarves/ dUCk
dUCk and doNUT packaging side-by-side. Photograph: Okedkama/ Twitter
Followers of Vivy Yusof’s dUCk model could do a double-take after they see a field by native modest vogue retailer doNUT Scarves, which seems to be an area rip-off of the previous. doNUT was created in 2015, a yr after Vivy created dUCk. Vivy appears unbothered by the existence of a similar-looking competitor, as she has not known as them out publicly.
Nia Atasha at left, and Vivy Yusof pose for a photograph with their headband. Images: Sleepyllama, dUCk/ Instagram
dUCk itself was accused of plagiarising different individuals’s designs final yr. The Artsy dUCk assortment seemed just like these by unbiased designer and mannequin Nia Atasha Rosli, who launched her watercolor-inspired scarves two years prior.
Aspect by aspect comparability of lip merchandise by Anas at left, and Nars at proper. Images: Anas, Nars/ Instagram
Shah Alam-based make-up model Anas, owned by entrepreneur Anas Zahrin, as soon as launched beauty merchandise packed in bottles that seemed identical to these by French firm Nars. 4 years later, Anas has rebranded with a bit of bit extra dose of originality.
Christy Ng/ Chloe
Christ Ng’s Finley 2.0 bag at left, and Chloe’s Nile Small Bracelet Minaudière at proper. Images: Christy Ng, Chloe
Which native vogue fanatic hasn’t purchased a bag by vogue entrepreneur Christy Ng? In 2018, eagle-eyed observers seen that Ng’s Finley 2.0 purse seemed so just like the Nile Small Bracelet Minaudière bag by French vogue home Chloe.
Nonetheless, Ng’s bag was extra inexpensive, costing a bit of greater than RM100 (US$20) per piece, which is a thousand instances cheaper than Chloe’s price ticket – US$1,500.
Clockwise from left: Christy Ng’s Felix V2 Quilted Purse, YSL quilted bag, Chanel quilted bag.