Monday, 19 January 2009

Just an idea

Writing in The Independent, an article by Susannah Frankel ("Elasticated waist bands - the last word in fashion credibility") runs with the strapline "Ready to Wear: Prada proposes we wear her elasticated waist bands with just a bra on top".

Fashionista has her own views on the sartorial dimensions of this proposition, but she's happy to share her thoughts on one issue -- getting the credit for starting a fashion. While designers can often assert their moral right to be identified by name in respect of specific copyright-protected designs, there's no legal mechanism for claiming the credit for a new fashion craze.