Style Nova Removes Gown From Its Web site After Allegedly Stealing Anifa Mvuemba’s Hanifa Design

Style Nova Removes Gown From Its Web site After Allegedly Stealing Anifa Mvuemba’s Hanifa Design

A win has commenced for Black style designers.

Fashionista experiences {that a} design initially stolen from Hanifa’s Anifa Mvuemba has formally been eliminated.

Hania’s Founder Shares Frustration

As beforehand reported by AfroTech, the founder and dressmaker shared her frustration with the scenario on Twitter. 

“Solely as a result of this pattern took me monthssss to good,” she wrote. “That is truly loopy. I’m not going to tag or point out them. However that is loopy.”

The Design

The design Mvuemba was referring to is known as the “Jax Knit Robe” on Hanifa’s web site. The gown was part of her FW 21 Runway assortment. 

“This Fall assortment is a direct embodiment of the previous, current and way forward for Hanifa,” the web site writes. “It distinctly marks the evolution of the Hanifa model and the place we’re headed. Our development, signature look and innovation has earned us a spot in so many individuals’s hearts and houses. This assortment is one thing that Anifa Mvuemba has been dreaming of for a very long time, and is a testomony to her laborious work but in addition a realization that desires actually do come true.”

Style Nova’s Model

Style Nova went on to take the design and value it at $49.99, whereas Hanifa had the unique for $459.

A bunch of her supporters rallied collectively on the social media large to name out Style Nova for reportedly stealing her design.

The Gown Has Been Eliminated On-line

The assist on-line has now labored in Mvuemba’s favor. The gown has been taken down from Style Nova’s web site, in accordance with Fashionista. 

Style Nova has but to remark publicly in regards to the scenario.

Style Nova’s Historical past

As we lately shared, this isn’t the primary time the quick style model has been in the course of controversy after ripping off Black designers.  

In line with Fashionista, in July 2018, the corporate was referred to as out by designer Jai Good of Kloset Envy after allegedly stealing her work. Moreover, in 2019, Luci Wilden of Knots and Vibes claimed Style Nova was promoting a bit similar to her Pores and skin Out Gown, launched in 2017.

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