My dad sent me this article (I love it when he send me articles in fashion) from the WSJ arguing the pros of Sen. Charles Schumer's new Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act. Basically that the guidelines are really there for the extreme instances of exact copying. And also stating that the process of defending the uniqueness of a given design is rather involved, which will deter many designers from going there.
So will it really negatively effect the positive aspects of trickling down? Or will it make stronger a relationship to the clothes that we covet and the basics that we rely on?
not that it is or ever will be that simple