Imitation game theory: How to tell fake designer goods from the OG - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Imitation game theory: How to tell fake designer goods from the OG

Mar 22, 2024 04:03 PM IST

Blurry monograms, stitching shortcuts, uneven seams. Are you buying legit fashion or clever fakes? Here’s help

Muddled-up monograms, stitching shortcuts, fabrics that feel cheap, lining that lies. Fake versions of designer goods pop up in the oddest places. Influencers show them off in HD videos, socialites flaunt them at parties. Bosses claim they got them as presents. Spotting them calls for a trained eye and lots of research. Couturiers Shantanu Mehra and Nikhil Mehra of label Shantanu & Nikhil, and Shehlina Soomro, founder of luxury resale platform Saritoria create a primer for your benefit.

The stitched-on or printed designer label offers key clues to a product’s authenticity. (Saritoria and Shantanu & Nikhil)
The stitched-on or printed designer label offers key clues to a product’s authenticity. (Saritoria and Shantanu & Nikhil)
Shehlina Soomro of Saritoria says seams should be even, not misaligned or coming apart at the edges.
Shehlina Soomro of Saritoria says seams should be even, not misaligned or coming apart at the edges.
The fabric’s texture, weight and finish, point to its authenticity, say designers Shantanu and Nikhil.
The fabric’s texture, weight and finish, point to its authenticity, say designers Shantanu and Nikhil.
Are you a cricket buff? Participate in the HT Cricket Quiz daily and stand a chance to win an iPhone 15 & Boat Smartwatch. Click here to participate now.

Catch your daily dose of Fashion, Health, Festivals, Travel, Relationship, Recipe and all the other Latest Lifestyle News on Hindustan Times Website and APPs.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On