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Did H&M X Balmain Clone Nigerian Designer Ese Azenabor’s Design? You Be the Judge

Did H&M X Balmain Clone Nigerian Designer Ese Azenabor’s Design? You Be the Judge

You may have heard of up and coming Nigerian born Dallas-based designer, Ese Azenabor, whose designs have recently been seen on such celebs as Vivica Fox, Angela Simmons and Michelle Williams. And you’ve definitely heard of high-end designer and haute couture fashion house, Balmain.

Weeeell, check out the photos below!

Ese Azenabor-Balmain

On the left, we have a runway model in a design from Ese Azenabor’s FW 2014 collection. And on the right, we have fashion model, Gigi Hadid and Rick Ross’ ex and IG model, Lira Galore in a design from HM X Balmain Fall 2015 collection.

Are we seeing double? Both are long sleeved mini dresses featuring black and white symmetry, heavy beading and strong shoulders.
It’s no secret that designers steal from are inspired by others all the time. Recall the Louis Vuitton Ghana-Must-Go scandal of 2007?! OK then!

We think this is a clear case of couture clone. So what do the Style Ravens think? Copycat OR Coincidence? You tell us!

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Article by Koko Akan

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Photos credit: Ese Azenabor, Google

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