call the fashion polizei: it's ​vetements vs vetememes

Demna has his say on the parody raincoat.

by Matthew Whitehouse
01 April 2016, 1:42pm

Incendiary fashion upstarts Vetements has, of course, appropriated brand logos from Champion to DHL in its collections, but when a parody of the brand's extraordinarily popular Polizei-style raincoat blew up online this week, many were quick to sound the lawsuit klaxon. Unnecessarily, it seems, as the hooded coats, bearing the slogan "Vetememes," has received, if not the nod of approval, at least the nod of acceptance from the label's head honcho Demna Gvasalia.

"Vetements will not be filing any lawsuits over the Vetememes raincoat and hope that he has enjoyed making his project as much as we do making our clothes," the designer told the New York Times. And while that's pretty handy for the coat's creator, 22-year-old Brooklynite Davil Tran, it's also demonstrative of a brand determined to do things differently. There's simply no need to be meme.


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