Tuesday, January 20, 2009
In D&G's defense, an anonymous member of the "D&G camp" is quoted by The Guardian as saying: "The Armani style was never a source of inspiration for us, and it is years since we have bothered to watch his collections." How do you say "mee-oww" in Italian? While these pants do look very similar, Armani has indicated that no legal action will be taken.
While I respect a designer's ownership of his or her design concepts, I have a hard time seeing why anyone would want to copy these particular pants. I mean, these pants are completely ridiculous. They look like ski pants. Warm, sure, but they manage to make the model look bottom-heavy (and I'm pretty sure even men don't want to look bottom-heavy). Besides, I'm thinking ski pants and suit jackets don't exactly work together -- it's a bit like an outfit mullet (business on top, play on bottom), don't you think? In short, I would urge Giorgio and Domenico/Stefano to ditch this particular look pronto and head back to the proverbial drawing board.