Monday, May 13, 2013

Imitation is . . . well??

I came across these clutches while browsing Shopbop. 

The Christopher Kon clutches (here) have a leather weave that looks very, very familiar.  That's because it's exactly the same as the Bottega Veneta intrecciato leather weave first created by that brand's craftsmen in 1966.  I'm no expert on copyrights and intellectual property, I have no idea if you can patent a method of weaving leather.  Is it flattering imitation or outright copy cat?

1 comment:

Sandarella Sandy said...

I like it and would buy it. Doesn't scream outright copy cat to me.