What Does Copying Mean in 2019?

cindy kimberly, copying, feud, iris law

GIRL IN COUTURE

We all hate to be copied. Nothing sucks more than having an original idea you came up being taken and used by someone else. I have gone through that and I sure plenty of other people have too. But when original ideas are scarce, what does copying even mean anymore?

Earlier this year, instagram models Cindy Kimberly and Iris Law had a feud over an apparent photo copy.

On August 11th, 2018 Iris posted a photo of her in white sheets sleeping. Six months later, Cindy posted a similar photo to Iris that showed her sleeping on white sheets. Instantly, Cindy got comments saying she copied Iris. (Apparently, Iris said this too but I can’t find the screenshots for it. I’m just going to assume she did. If anyone has the screenshots please dm me.)

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Major fashion trend cycles, and how they keep coming back

fashion , fashion history , fashion theory , ideas , trends, fashion trends analysis, lifestyle

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Note: I’m going to try to go through all the various fashion styles, in separate blog posts for clarity and convenience. Once I’m done, I will try to write a better version of this analysis. Try to see this post as the first draft of a bigger thesis that might take years to complete.

If you are as interested as I am in fashion history, you might have noticed that some fashion trends, or even entire movements, seem to come back in a cyclical manner.

In fact, some analysts call it the “20 year rule”, a general concept that a trend popular right now will be brought back by a designer (or several) in two decades from now. There’s an aspect of nostalgia and lack of new ideas in this, of course, but it is often proven true.

James Laver (1899-1975) went a tad further and created an entire chart…

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