Consecration? Or curse?
What to think…
Today surfing on the internet I discovered that my underbust Corset Cabaret has been copied by a Chinese firm. Imagine my surprise!
I look at it twice and no doubt everything is there. The color to start, the black flowery guipure laces on the sides, the black satin bias, the modesty at the back and above all the tulle ornament, with the satin rose in the center and its red petals. Well it’s not a coincidence, I am sure of it.
And the more appalling is that it’s a French firm who sells it!
A surprise? Well, not that much because I know that many international corsetieres have seen their design stolen and even sometimes the original photo of the photographer in order for them to show the copied corset’s best side. So a double theft. Imagine the face of the person who order such a corset trusting the photo with the beautiful model and who receives instead a pale imitation without shape neither beautiful decorations.
The increasing number of firms selling these “Chinese” corsets at knockdown price proliferate so that to propose variety, they must take the ideas somewhere, haven’t they?
It makes me laugh at lot more than I felt offended because we perfectly know that Chinese firms copy EVERYTHING sacrifying quality in favor of rock bottom prices. Because you may know that we, artisan-corsetiere, we can’t compete.
I even see a kind of compliment because being copied means that you are imaginative and that your designs can make money.
But it’s a choice to propose handmade designs, a savoir-faire, corset made with the corsetry proper rules, being careful to every making and aesthetic details to propose a high quality original corset, a designer piece.
Here are the photos of the infamy and the photos of my underbust corset Cabaret.
See the difference between a so called “Chinese” underbust (tubular shape, poor quality fabric, dubious making-up) and an underbust handmade by an artisan.