Kanye Accused of Plagarism…Again.
Last month, Kanye West was accused by former Nike designer Tony Spackman of blatantly copying his sketch work. West avoided further issues by firing the person from his Yeezy design team who he alleges was responsible for presenting the work as their own, but now Mr. West is once again being accused of plagiarizing past works for his Yeezy label.
Popular Instagram account @diet_prada, which is known for calling out copycats in the world of fashion, shed light on the alleged plagiarism by Ye and company. The post is claiming that the recently revealed lookbook for Yeezy Season 6 is ripping from a 2015 series of photos done by photographer Rita Minissi. When placed side-by-side, the resemblance is very clear with the models for each respective campaign in similar poses.
Another day, another Kanye rip. The just released Yeezy Season 6 campaign lensed by @elirusselllinnetz bears a striking similarity to this 2015 series by @thingspowerthemselves . It’s pretty messed up when you consider the original work by Rita Minissi explores identity and was inspired by dealing with personal trauma and a resulting desire to reconnect with her own body. Will Kanye own up to it this time, or will he be blaming others like he did with the Tony Spackman sketch not so long ago? Lol • #yeezy #kanye #kanyewest #ritaminissi #art #photography #model #pose #neutrals #sneakers #hypebeast #hypebae #snobshots #athleisure #leggings #bikeshorts #sweats #sweatshirt #wiwt #ootd #dietprada
Is Kanye right?
too much emphasis is put on originality. Feel free to take ideas and update them at your will all great artist take and update.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 18, 2018
Have a look at the rest of the shoot here.