Most industry outsiders wouldn’t know this goes on. Designers talk about it amongst themselves regularly. After a recent conversation with a group of them, I decided to write about it so that it could be brought out into the open and perhaps lead to the death of the practice.
My article went live on FashionUnited yesterday morning and I shared it on the few social media options I allow myself. By the mid-afternoon, it had been viewed on LinkedIn over 600 times and on Facebook 40 times. I know it will be one of FashionUnited’s most read pieces this month despite my turning it in two days before month’s end. I’ll admit I was shocked by the amount of immediate attention it got. Then I was saddened because so many designers have suffered this. It’s abuse of talent. It’s not right. You can read the piece here.