On one side there is talk of how China is fast catching up with the West on the fashion design front too and would in a matter of few years challenge and maybe displace Parisian designers as the world's most avant garde designers while on the other side there is a strong belief that China can emerge as a design powerhouse only when it "thinks on its own feet" and stops copying the work of other designers. As I sat musing over this, browsing through photos from the Spring Summer 2010 collection of the China fashion week I saw this picture(the right one) which reaffirmed my doubts that the Chinese aren't there yet! Why? Otherwise they wouldn't so blatantly copy Gareth Pugh's design (the left one) from Spring Summer 2009 and pass it off as their own a year later in 2010!
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