2 June 2012

I don't know when my pray would be answered, that world will be counterfeit-free (my hands raised higher when I mentioned China). But recently, I got some little relieved from France goverment, that they announce the new policy of counterfeits.

Brands Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Lacoste, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton and Van Cleef & Arpels are joining in, creating seven visuals supporting the campaign against conterfeit.

I don't know why people still wear fakes. If they don't have enough money to afford the original ones, why don't they just buy or use local product? Instead of humiliating themselves, they could empower the local fashion and respect the international brands.

People buy some branded clothes and bags, not only bcause of it's quality. It is a fact, that high-end brands have been mantaining their superior quality, either using genuine materials or with wonderful craftmanship, or mostly, both. Most of them are companies that has been existing for more than a century. Little did people realize, when they buy Dior, for example, they want to be a part of glamorous people who work, and live, and breath for that. You see Dior Couture show twice a year, with girls showing $10,000 dress, or even $100,000 gown. No need to mention the jewelry attached, which could make entire people in a village in Sudan broke their bank account. When you buy $70 perfumes, or $200 sunglasses, either you realize it not, you wanna be the part of it, the part of some people who live in a certain way, which Zara or H&M are brands for their maids.

So, when you still have limited allowance for your wardrobe, when you're still too low to be part of those people, you will downgrade yourself even deeper. Don't buy fakes. Don't support that crime either. Just don't.

Signorefandi, Cartier says, when you buy fakes, you'll have a genuine crime record. Ugh...