Iconic Australian brand Marcs came under fire from popular activewear label Nagnata last week. Nagnata Designer and co-founder Laura Gibbs took to social media to share images of a similar-looking Marcs ribbed merino wool sweater, which appears to resemble the designs and fabrics Nagnata is known for.
“A couple of people sent me this from David Jones. I’ve stopped sharing these types of posts, but it’s close to home when an Australian brand… [SIC] @marcs_clothing,” the post read alongside a picture of the garment in question.
“At least they’re using merino wool,” read the second post.
This isn’t the first time the sustainability-minded fashion and lifestyle brand has blasted copycat brands on social media. In a 2020 Instagram post, the brand shared images of a striped turtleneck alongside a similar-looking design from activewear brand Jaggad’s collection. While Jaggad was not named in the post, the accompanying images show Jaggad models posing in the designs with a scathing caption. “If this Australian brand continues to copy Nagnata and ignore our emails. Then we will start calling them,” the company wrote on Instagram.
Jaggad denied intentionally copying the designs and said it would not “engage in inappropriate social media slanging matches.”
Art lover Archibald kneels high
Sydney’s art crowd flooded the Art Gallery of NSW for the opening of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman exhibition on Friday night, with lightly masked guests arriving promptly and on time. While the canapés left a lot to be desired, the soirée spanned three levels, with some mingling upstairs trying to talk over the DJ, others jostling down the escalator in a busy bar, while many put their champagne flutes aside to get straight go to winner artworks and finalists. early in the night Today’s show reporter and Sunday life columnist Brooke Boney was spotted hanging out with members of Sydney drill rap group OneFour and posing for photos being captured by an artist Daniel Boyd in a finalist painting entitled Untitled (AAO).
The Musos were so keen that they apparently asked for 20 tickets and got 10 – still a good number for one of the most coveted nights on Sydney’s social calendar. Down at the exhibit, Boney stood out in her red pantsuit and happily posed for photos with her portrait (with her pug) of Laura Jones called Brooke and Jimmy. Nearby, ABC journalist Laura Tinglewho attended with her sister failureShe did the same with her Portrait by artist James Poditch. Kurdish refugee Mostafa Azimitabar had a number of people wanting to shake his hand and take photos with Azimitabar and the self-portrait painted with a toothbrush, a technique he began using on Manus Island as part of his 2,737 days in prison. One of his main advocates, former footballer and SBS commentator Craig Foster, stayed close. Also sighted: the motif of the painting by , which was awarded the Archibald Prize last year Peter Wegner101 year old artist Guy WarrenNSW Treasurer Matt Keanand SMH art critic John McDonald.