The issue of piracy keeps the fashion industry taunting every now and then. The problem exists for a long time and even after several rules and regulations has been enacted to look after the problem of piracy issue has not been resolved completely or even in a satisfactory way as the people from fashion industry claim.
An attention-grabbing Article in the New Yorker by James Surowecki gives a good account of the piracy and concerns of the fashion industry. The article has beautifully described the worries that designers and other people of industry face when they come to know about the piracy of their products. Though, this article highlights the problems of fashion industry and issues of piracy related to the industry but also point out some interesting aspects of the issue.
The writer portrays that how designers are getting benefited from this issue. He says that this issue helps the people of fashion industry this way or that way because after copying the designs of big designers, markets are flooded with the pirated version of the dresses. When moneyed customers see that their dress in not unique anymore, they start demand new designs and here designers make money by designing new dresses. If the customers will not be tired of old designs, how the designers or the people of the fashion industry will get new assignments. Apart from that when much noise is made up on the issue of piracy, the customers start trading with the designers or their authorized people. It ultimately benefits the people of fashion industry.
The article throws light on the hidden and new aspects of the issue. Piracy is considered damaging and it is indeed, but another aspect of the coin is that in fashion industry it also generates new opportunities of business.
Surowiecki, James. “The New Yorker.” 24 September 2007. newyorker. 1 November 2011