Fashion designer Paris 99 is currently calling SM Entertainment out as she believes that the K-Pop entertainment agency has stolen her designs and used it in Red Velvet‘s recent comeback release promotion photos.
Below is her message on Instagram.
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Greatly appreciate so many of you bringing to my attention k-pop group @redvelvet.smtown wearing garments that take heavy “inspiration” from my work. No one on the team @smtown ever reached out to collaborate on designs, which I would have loved to participate in. The company also took from our imagery which we created with artist @ondine.vinao. It deeply hurts to see large groups, that could have helped out a small designer, instead take from our hard work and brand it as their own. Check out our story for me examples
You can check out the photos below for comparisons.
Paris 99 has also emphasized that she’s not accusing the idol group themselves of anything, but rather SM Entertainment.
Do you think this may be a case of plagiarism?