Iconic Australian brand Marcs came under fire last week from popular sportswear brand Nagnata. Designer and co-founder of Nagnata Laura Gibbs took to social media to share images of a Marcs lookalike ribbed merino wool sweater, presumably similar to the patterns and fabric in which Nagnata is known.
“A few people sent me this from the David Jones floor. I’ve stopped sharing these kinds of posts, but this is near me when an Australian brand… [SIC] @marcs_clothing” the post read next to an image of the garment in question.
“At least they use merino wool,” reads the second post.
This isn’t the first time the sustainable-minded fashion and lifestyle brand has called out copycat brands on social media. In an Instagram post in 2020, the brand shared photos of a striped polo neck sweater, alongside a similar design from sportswear brand Jaggad’s collection. Although Jaggad was not named in the post, accompanying images show Jaggad models posing in the drawings with a cutting caption. “If this Australian brand continues to copy Nagnata and ignore our emails. Then we’ll start calling them,” the company wrote on Instagram.
Jaggad denied deliberately copying the cartoons and said he would not “engage in inappropriate slang matches on social media”.
A spokesperson for Marcs declined to comment.
Art lovers, Archibald gets on his knees
Sydney’s art crowd flooded the NSW Art Gallery on Friday night for the opening of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman exhibition, with thinly masked guests arriving punctually and quickly. While the canapes left a lot to be desired, the evening took place on three levels, with some mingling upstairs and trying to chat with the DJ, others crowding into a lively bar downstairs from the escalators, while many put their champagne flutes aside to head straight for the winner. works and finalists. Early at night, Today’s show journalist and Sunday Life journalist Brooke Boney was seen catching up and posing for photos with members of Sydney rap group OneFour, who were captured by the artist Daniel Boyd in a finalist painting titled ‘Untitled (AAO)’.
The musos were so eager to attend that they apparently asked for 20 tickets and received 10 – still a good number for one of the most sought-after nights on Sydney’s social calendar. Downstairs at the exhibit, Boney stood out in her red pantsuit and happily posed for photos with her portrait (along with her pug) of Laura Jones titled “Brooke and Jimmy.” Nearby, ABC reporter Laura Tinglewho attended with his sister Exitdid the same with his portrait by the artist James Pouditch. Kurdish refugee Mostafa Azimitabar had a receiving line of people wanting to shake his hand and have their picture taken with Azimitabar and the self-portrait which was painted with a toothbrush, a technique he began using on Manus Island in during his 2,737 days in detention. One of its main defenders, former footballer and SBS commentator Craig Foster, remained close. Also spotted: the subject of last year’s Archibald Prize-winning painting by Pierre Wegner101 year old artist Guy WarrenNSW Treasurer Matt Keanand art critic SMH John McDonald.