Monday, June 20, 2011

Designer Caught Retagging by Another Designer

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Designer A fell in love with one of the jackets that Designer B featured in one of his fashion shows. Since Designer A loved it so much, Designer B agreed to sell it to him. One day, while Designer A was at home admiring his new jacket, he was shocked to find a KINGMEN tag in one of the inner pockets.

When Designer A met Designer B a few weeks later in one of the parties, he went up to him to ask about the KINGSMEN tag. When Designer B heard this, his face turned red and he calmly explained to Designer A that his father is one of the stockholders of KINGSMEN. He hurriedly walked away from Designer A after giving this very lame excuse and avoided him the whole evening.

Do you know who Designer B is? I will give you a clue. This young designer was included on a magazine's list of designers to watch for in 2009 after he created a jacket for an actress who was part of this magazine's best dressed issue. I guess we all have to keep a watchful eye on Designer B after hearing about this retagging incident.

For more clues, please follow micsylim on Twitter. Kindly continue to email your juicy stories to michaelsylim@gmail.com.

49 comments:

  1. can't we trust ANY designers nowadays? ugh!

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  2. utaNG na loob! tigilan na ang Retagggin!

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  3. Am confused. If his father is a stockholder of Kingsmen, bka Designer B is the in-house designer for Kingsmen.Or nag joke na lang sya ng ganun kasi napahiya na sya at caught in the act sya?

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  4. ung iba nga pumupunta sa ibang bansa para bumili ng ganyan then itatag nila galing sa kanila. kalurkey

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  5. seriously, i am all for local home grown talent, but these types of people makes me think THRICE before I even consider buying/have something created from them....i know not all are like that but man, this is disappointing.

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  6. ala na ba ibang clue?!

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  7. Guessed it already!

    Clues, First name: Hollywood Actor who played lead in The English Patient, Schindler's List and The Constant Gardener. (Although, I'm pretty sure the name of the Hollywood actor isn't pronounced as the designer's.)

    Surname: What anonymous June 20, 2011 5:27 PM said, uta** na loob.

    Yun na!

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  8. @Anon 5:37pm - wow thanks for the clues! I don't know the guy but following your lead, google led me to an actual designer hehe. The actress he made the jacket for on the best dressed list? May blind item din sa site na to :D

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  9. yay! thanks anonymous June 20, 2011 5:37 PM

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  10. Guessed it already! :D naku naku.. ano ba naman nyan.. nkaka think thrice ( quote and quote frm CF) nga..

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  11. Ohhh. This is so cool! I got it!! So proud of myself. I barely guess the correct answer. But i got this one!

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  12. June 20, 2011 5:37 PM - You Already! ang bilis mo manghula hahaha!

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  13. Who is designer A?

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  14. Now that we've guessed who Designer B is, sino naman si Designer A? I hope he demanded a reimbursement.

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  15. Anonymous (June 20, 2011 5:37 PM ) - Thanks for the clues!!!

    Anonymous (June 20, 2011 5:43 PM ) - What is the title of the BI for the Actress that Designer B had designed for? kindly post the link

    jff

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  16. This is a bit sad bcos not only the ordinary potential client loses faith with the Filipino designers but their peers too.
    Pwede ba iregulate masyado ng governing body ng fashion designers ang mga members nila na kung may ganitong kalokohan eh suspendihin ang membership? Nakakahiya na lalo sa mga matitinong member kasi nadadamay sila.

    Kopikido

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  17. nasa gitna ng kiNGsmen ang surname

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  18. i dont know if i got it right,
    the actress is veteran and she was given a title of a *shape* actress :)
    i dont know who is designer A clues please :)

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  19. Nang isilang ka sa mundong ito laking tuwa NG magulang mo. :) Sino NGa yung ex ni Sandara Park? Joseph ba yun? GaliNG!

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  20. anak ng tipaklong nga naman... sad.

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  21. Ano ba yan fr Dansen to Kingsmen ano kaya susunod R.M. Manlapat.

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  22. Hahaha Registered Nurse??

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  23. So sad to hear news like this. The veteran actress pala who wore a jacket made by this designer in a magazine is one of BI personalities of FP :)

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  24. wow thanks sa clues!!! I noticed that some designers get toooo "inspired" with brands abroad. Remember the ever so gasgas na bandage dress na ginaya ng lahat :( Pero the height naman talaga ang re tagging! di man lang gumawa ng sarili na medyo kapareho lang...

    hayz

    JOyzzz

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  25. A lot of people nowadays are into fashion and they want to make a name into the fashion industry kahit wala naman talagang talent. Kaya they resort to desperate moves like retagging. Lesson of the day: wag magpahuli. Nakakahiya. :)

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  26. ay. nagtuturo pa naman siya sa isang school di ba?

    -WH

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  27. Maybe he hired the services of "kingsmen" to do the jacket for him that he designed. If this is the case then it is ok.

    On another note, if he reworked an old kingsmen jacket and used it in a fashion show then it is still more or less ok

    The prob will come if it's made to order and the client is expecting that everything will be done from scratch.

    Anyway, i am not defending the said designer but just being objective. It all boils down to being transparent. If in the first place he told designer A that the show piece was done in kingsmen or it's a reworked jacket then there wouldn't be any prob.

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  28. Thanks to the clues above and Mike's tweet!

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  29. June 20, 2011 5:37 PM
    i got it n din thanks...

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  30. Clue: google those movies. When the common actor comes up, add his first name with the surname that anonymous June 20, 2011 5:27 PM mentioned then google again

    :)

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  31. Hala, senior moment na yata ako, saw the jacket on the cover of the fashion mag, worn by *shape* star... but I don't remember that she was ever in any BI... please refresh my memory!

    And sino si Designer A?

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  32. i got it na :) thanks for the clues guys...

    but i also want to know who is designer a :) clues please...

    emkei

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  33. Geesh, another retagging of men's wear?!?? Shame shame! Looks like if we want bespoke menswear, Kingsmen, or that tailor round the corner, the one lolo goes to, ang right choice!

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  34. damn di ko pa rin makuha kung sino... execpt for the surname

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  35. ahahaha eto yung email ko sa iyo...... finally nilabas mo din..... :P anyways kinahihiya sya ng buong department ng school.... another clue? isa sya sa pinaka-mataNGkad na designer sa pilipinas. ahahahaha

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  36. Hay I don't know them can't even guess! But detaching nanaman! Bill nalanf off the rack mas mura pa!!!

    Violetta

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  37. is it ralph ng?
    http://stylesamurai.blogspot.com/2008/10/ralph-ng.html

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  38. i know kingsmen's owners, I don't think he is a relative or a hired designer at all.

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  39. Is Kingsmen a made to order tailor? If so maybe the designer had it sub contracted? I know a few local designers, even here that do that. They however, bring their own fabric and impose on their specifications and details on the garment. Having the tailor's label attached is careless though. i'm not justifying these acts, just merely sharing my observation =)

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  40. actually marami na siyaNG na biktima...pero in fairness cinsistent siya sa sagot niya na stock holder ang daw pudang niya...ayaw ni ralph lauren ng ganian!

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  41. bigyan naman Ng kahihiyan si R. Lauren di ba?

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  42. alam ko na kung sino si designer! ginoogle ko sya! haha! pero hindi ko sya kilala! he doesn't ring a bell. hindi sya kilala at all!

    haaaayyyy, maglalasing na lang ako! bili ako ng alak sa ralph's wines and spirits!

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  43. Thank you Anonymous June 20, 2011 5:37 PM. With the help of your clues and google gets ko na sino =)

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  44. buti na lang naitago ko yong old magazine ng P. I know na kung sino si Designer B.

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  45. Just sick of hearing bad stories about fashion designers.

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  46. for mens suit i go for randy ortiz, well fitted, edgy and at par with D&G or hugo boss=)

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  47. Anonymous 12;18 clue naman teh..heheheehe

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  48. Oh, this is sad if my guess is correct. I've been planning on asking DesiNGer [sic] B to make me a jacket, since my friends have been raving about his designs. Notwithstanding this BI, I still want to push through as planned. :)

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  49. Sino si Designer A? More clues!! chka ano ung blind item ni shape actress hehe

    -JC-

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