Funny thing is, I had nothing to do with it. An italian based brand, Silvian Heach, took my work (without my permission) and are now selling it as part of their kids ss12 line. It’s pretty upsetting that such a well established brand would do something like this… right? Flattering, yes! Cool? Not even a little bit.
Some of you may remember me tweeting about this a while back. I talked to a few people, got legal advice, and tried contacting the company themselves before posting here… just to give them the benefit of the doubt (who knows what happened!)… but they never responded.
UPDATE: The company contacted me stating that they’d like to work together to fix this, and then disappeared again for weeks. I contacted them repeatedly (in a most kind way), which in result got me rude responses asking “what more I wanted from them”. The shirt remained for sale for MONTHS before they took it down (which was the end of the season, so it seems they would’ve done this anyway).
People underestimate how small the internet makes the world these days… and things like this don’t go unnoticed. I would really appreciate it if you guys would tell the brand how you feel about this here and here.