Vivy Yusof unveiled the latest design for her dUCk Scarves brand yesterday (Tuesday, 28th April). Many fans have been anticipating this new collection called “The Artsy dUCk”.

However, things unexpectedly turned sour after a model-visual artiste Sleepyllama (real name Nia Atasha Rosli) claimed that Vivy has stolen her designs from her collection from 2 years ago.

 

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It has been 2 years after we launch #soonaruxsleepystudio. We still remember all the efforts that we did together with Nia are the best memories & we really am glad that we finally pull this off together . • For those who has been with us from the begining will definitely knows the design for #soonaruxsleepystudio. Also we are very overwhelmed by the love and support by all. Knowing this actually break ours and Nia’s heart, the efforts, the brainstorms, the art by Nia are actually time consuming . • But we thanked you for all the love and support for #soonaruxsleepystudio. This collaboration means a lot to us. Speechless it is . • #soonaru #soonaruxsleepystudio #soonarucollection #soonaruofficial

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From a blank canvas, my love for art brings The Artsy dUCk to you tonight at 10pm! But that’s not all. Since art has always been an empowering tool, I thought that The Artsy dUCk is right on to help a cause. So, there you have it. With each of your scarf purchase, you’ll help to support the little children at Pusat Jagaan Amal Asyura with their necessities! 😊 – D. #duckscarves

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The issue came to light after the 23-year-old took to her Instagram to compare some of her designs to Vivy’s. According to Nia via Instagram Story, “2 years ago I released a scarf collaboration that I designed and illustrated with @soonaru (local modest-wear brand),” before she continued, “And 2 years later today I learned that dUCk released something a little too similar :(“

In response, Vivy quickly denied the allegation that she plagiarised Nia’s idea and concept. “dUCk didn’t copy as past accusations say. This print is our print that we developed and you would’ve seen it in our Threesome Pen stationary set,” said Vivy in a statement posted on Instagram Story.

After that, she posted a screenshot of her teams’ emails with photos dated back from June 2018. “The other party’s collection was launched in December 2018. There’s no way we copied them or anyone,” the fashion mogul further added, clarifying the situation.

Refusing to stay mum, Nia responded by saying that the discussion of the project began as early as May. She further posted a few more statements on her social media seemingly to clap back at Vivy and her creative team. “And to be accused of this matter again and again, wouldn’t that be tiring?” she questioned, before adding, “Wouldn’t you think there’s something wrong with your team perhaps?”

A lot of netizens have been giving mixed remarks afterwards, sparking a heated debacle among them. Some argued that both concepts are indeed similar, while others pointed that there’s a slight difference when it comes to the design of the head cover. Some also discussed that this wasn’t the first time for dUCk to encounter such situation.

 

Prior to this, Vivy’s brands made headlines after they were exposed of plagiarising a few designs from other local brands as well. The responses were unfortunately, disheartening for some.

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