Los Angeles, CA, United States (CNS) – Lindsay Lohan is being accused of copying other designers’ creations for her 6126 leggings line. After recently announcing expanding her leggings range to a full clothing line, the “Mean Girls” actress is now facing plagiarism accusations by two designers.
Black Milk Clothing designer James Lillis took to his blog, toomanytights.typepad.com, to rant about the similarities between one of his legging designs and another from Lohan’s 6126 line.
He posted a sketch of the actress’ “Diamond” leggings alongside his own “Sheer Spartans,” which both have sheer panel cutouts midthigh.
He said, “Caught a sneak peek at the new stuff from Lindsay Lohan’s brand 6126 No way Sucks to be me!!!”
Fashionista.com also noted the resemblance between Lohan’s “Deserve” dress from the 6126 line and designer Jen Kao’s geometrically patterned dress from her spring collection, the same one Lohan was pictured wearing last year.
Kao told WWD, “While we are all well aware that being ‘mimicked’ or ‘copied’ has always existed in this industry, I think the evolution of it all has grown to an alarming level. It’s a shame to support the concept of taking advantage of designers who are still trying to develop a name and solidify the image of their design aesthetic.”
6126 president Kristi Taylor denied the accusations, telling WWD that they have “absolutely no merit or validity whatsoever.” She added that their allegations were merely based on pencil sketches that do not describe fabric content or actual construction.