Allegations by brands that claim fashion influencer Danielle Bernstein has lifted their designs for her own line seem to be following a familiar pattern.
Indie brand Grayscale has alleged that Bernstein stole a skirt design for her line with Macy’s after ordering the item from the brand. Grayscale said on Instagram that Bernstein’s piece is a “direct copy,” and, “In 2017, she ordered one and even did a YouTube review” of the product.
The LA-based brand’s owner and designer Khala Whitney told Page Six: “You never want to be the brand that is in drama or a messy situation. It’s unfortunate this has to happen … She clearly thinks she can get away with anything.” Whitney added, “She keeps getting a slap on the wrist and then doing it again. It’s not fair. At a certain point you have to learn, this just isn’t right.”
Whitney — who said the skirt has been worn by high-profile celebs such as Cardi B and Keke Palmer — thinks the department store should’ve noticed it was a copy. “No one at a fashion company thought this looks familiar?” she wondered.
Whitney, who is black, noted that Macy’s has said it will sell more products by black designers. “It doesn’t add up or make sense,” she said. “Now is not the time to be stealing designs and especially not from black designers.”
Bernstein is currently in a legal battle with undies brand the Great Eros over allegedly copying a design. She was also previously accused of swiping a mask design — which she has denied — and was accused of copying jewelry for a line with Nordstrom. Bernstein denied it, but a rep for Nordstrom said at the time: “We take situations like this seriously and partnered with Lulu DK and Danielle Bernstein to remove each of the pieces in question. We’re excited to offer our customers the chance to shop the rest of the collection.”
When reached for comment about the alleged fashion plagiarism, Bernstein’s lawyers skirted the issue and instead sent us a list of the designer’s WeGaveWhat philanthropic endeavors.
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