Did UK Department Store Primark Knock Off Prabal Gurung?

Has British department store Primark knocked off Prabal Gurung for their spring collection? Photo evidence indicates it’s very likely.

Our eagle-eyed friends at The Fashion Law were the first to see this tweet of a London Primark’s windows. Though the photo itself is a bit blurry, a few designs are clearly visible, including one that instantaneously calls to mine one of the more iconic looks from Prabal Gurung’s resort 2012 collection. (See below.)

The source of the tweet, @NickGFromDC, directed the photo to the official Prabal Gurung twitter, which responded: “Oh boy looks like it TY 4 lettin us know.”

A little digging on the Primark website unearths at least one more similar look. (See left.)

What do you think? Florals for spring is hardly a ground-breaking concept, but the shape and coloring of the Primark dress bares more than a passing resemblance. It is unclear if Gurung plans to pursue any legal action, but we’ll keep you posted.


[via The Fashion Law.]
Images via Primark, Prabal Gurung, and @NickGFromDC.

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