Counterfeits have flooded the online market these last years, especially from developing countries such as China, India, or Pakistan.
To enhance my reflection on the effects of counterfeits on fashion, my Creative Studio worked on a tribute project in 2018. I decided to pay tribute to the iconic Industrial Belt made by Off White///Virgil Abloh.
Influenced by the skyscrapers of modern cities such as New York City or Hong Kong, this low table is made of steel and concrete. I sealed that fake belt into epoxy as a reflection of an era that has come to an end.
Entirely handmade in my Design Studio, I focused on industrial materials that underlined what Virgil Abloh got most of his inspiration from: structural engineering and cities.
Through this project, I wish to highlight how easily counterfeits can destroy designers’ creation. Bought on ebay, within 5 minutes for $9,77 (including shipping cost from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan), it is unfortunate how easily anyone can have access to fakes.
I believe in what makes a product a beautiful artifact: its design and its quality.
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