South African Fashion Maxhosa Lebel is Suing Zara

Creative Director of South African Fashion Label  MaXhosa by Laduma on Tuesday expressed its discontent at the alleged replication of items from local clothing Ngxokolo by Zara

South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo, the founder of Maxhosa by Laduma brand has approached his lawyers over alleged copyright infringement by international retail giant, Zara.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Ngxokolo said his company was alerted by clients that Zara had “copied one of our signature patterns.”

“These patterns were appropriated & reproduced in as part of their sock range which they shared as new in their best-sellers on their online store. Their sock range resembles our Khanyisa Cardigan which was launch in March 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg.

“The cardigan is still available on our online store and has been on runways globally, the piece is still one of our best sellers. The socks have been spotted at ZARA outlets in UK, New York and here at home at ZARA Sandton, South Africa,” he said.

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