Thursday, April 22, 2010

No Copycats Here! Designer OSMAN YOUSEFZADA

"The White Collection"

If you haven't been keeping updated on the world's fashion gossip as of late, you might be interested to know that the "Posh" herself, Victoria Beckham, has allegedly copied  one of Britain’s top Designers, Osman Yousefzada's  column dress design, labeling it her own creation. To make matters even more suspicious, it is reported that Mrs. Beckham borrowed the gown from the designer's atelier last year, later returning it without purchase. Shame on Victoria, if she is guilty of being a copycat!

Being the cavalier designer that he is, Osman did not make a fuss over the accusations that a celebrity designer had copied a piece from his collection. In fact, he did just the opposite! In an interview with, he mentioned that despite what all the people are telling him about the similarities, he is flattered that the former Spice Girl might have been inspired by one of his pieces. What a nice guy…right?

So why is all of this news important to me? Well, it just so happened that the very next day, after all of the allegations broke out in the tabloids, the young British designer’s PR Company delivered a CD with his S/S 2010 collection to my doorstep! How ironic was that? Needless to say, how excited I was when I viewed this incredible collection on my laptop. The Osman Spring/Summer White Collection is FAB-U-LOUS! If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourselves.
British born Osman Yousefzada, was making clothes from a young age. His mother ran a couture dress making business in Birmingham, and this is where Osman cemented his love for cloth and its workmanship.
Osman, in a short space of time, has already created a distinctive and confident signature for his label. By combining innovative cutting with masterful drapery he crafts desirable timeless garments in the most luxurious fabrics
In 2007, Osman was nominated for the annual Designs of the Year award at the Design Museum, which features the best 100 designs internationally, selected from all design disciplines.
Osman’s mainline is sold internationally with 25 stockists worldwide, including Browns, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols in the UK, Fred Segal in the US, Podium in Russia, S*uce in Dubai, 4 Kuwait in Kuwait, J Boutique in Bahrain, Mahat Boutique and Amna Group in Saudi Arabia and Aishti in Lebanon.
Celebrity fans include Thandie Newton, Mary Kate-Olsen, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Jemima Khan, Lily Cole, Kate Moss, Alice Delall, Anna Friel, Camilla Rutherford, Danni Minogue and Alek Wek.
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Nia B
Dubai's It Girl


Azede said...

OMG, those shoes are so great!

Nino said...

Love it, especially gold touches here and there

vicen said...

Incredibly beautiful.
I send a greeting.

Front Row Mode said...

victoria's designs look nothing like Osmans yousefzada's designs but doesn't every single designer sometimes gets inspired by other designers works?this story reminds us of of kim kardsashians line for bebe where it was said that she knocked off one of fendi's designs from two seasons ago and she responded back by saying that the clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!!
To say any of our pieces are a knock off is like saying every item in every clothing store in your mall is a knock off.