Alexander Wang Accuses Philipp Plein of Copying

Alexander Wang has accused Philipp Plein of copying a show he did with H&M in 2014 in a video he posted on Instagram.

According to an article on WWD, Alexander Wang has accused Philipp Plein of copying a show he did for the Alexander Wang X H&M collection in 2014. Plein apparently copied the show’s aesthetics in his Plein Sport collection he showed in Milan last month.

Wang posted a video (below) of the two shows on Instagram with quotes, “can I copy your homework?” “Yeah just change it up a bit so it doesn’t look like you obviously copied.” “Ok.”

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This isn’t the first time Plein has been accused of copying. Last month, he was sued by Perrin Paris for patent infringement. The French brand accused Plein of copying their Glove Clutch. According to the lawsuit, the bag Plein made was “the exact duplicate, same size, same design, same concept [as the Perrin clutch].” The brand also said that the only thing Plein did differently was put a skull on the bag.


In December, Dolce & Gabbana accused Plein of trying to steal their employees. The Italian luxury brand says two former employees, who now work for Plein, contacted several of their sales assistants. The sales assistants were allegedly offered a position at Plein’s new showroom in Milan.

Plein then posted a photo of a letter the brand sent him on Instagram saying, “just received a love letter from Dolce and Gabbana’s lawyer accusing me and my people that we would steal their employees. This is a free country and everybody can choose by themselves who they want to work for!!”

As for Wang accusing him of copying his show, Plein has not yet responded.

Both Wang and Plein have not responded to requests for comment.

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