Kanye West Should File a Lawsuit Against Forever 21

Kanye West at the Magnificent Coloring Day Festival at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2016. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
Kanye West at the Magnificent Coloring Day Festival at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2016. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) /

Forever 21 has a history of stealing fashion ideas from Kanye West, but their latest move might’ve crossed the line.

People went crazy when Kanye West released Adidas x Calabasas, a collection that features sweatpants and designs only Kanye would approve of. Still, people went crazy and the collection sold out in just hours. Forever 21, a store found in malls across the country, took notice of this.

It’s quite the accomplishment, knowing that you can release a collection and have it sell out that quick — it’s a good thing to know for someone who does it occasionally. We’re talking about a person that broke a record for merch sales in one night at Madison Square Garden, when he turned out a massive $780,000 in sales.

Not long after the collection was released, we saw Forever 21 put out their rendition of the collection. Known to be thieves of Kanye’s work in the past, along with other designers, Forever 21 did more than just make a collection inspired by the Adidas x Calabasas — they basically put out exact replicas for cheaper.

This is a problem because it’s almost like taking a rapper’s beat and kind of messing with the lyrics a little bit, but selling it like it’s your unique work. As a writer, I know how annoying that can be.

That was taken with a grain of salt, though. In Forever 21’s new collection, they have shirts that use the same font used in Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo merchandise.

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Those shirts almost read the same thing, too, they just changed some of the words. “Pablo” was replaced with “St. Francis” and “Calabasas” was replaced with “Los Angeles.”

The designs were so similar that it didn’t take long for the Twitter universe to catch on as to what was going on. People were ripping the brand for their lack of creativity, as they should have.

This isn’t the first time Forever 21 has tried to dub Kanye West’s designs. In fact, they did the same thing in September 2016 when they used the same font on one of their shirts that Kanye used in his Pablo merchandise. Kanye’s version said “I Feel Like Pablo,” while Forever 21’s version said “I Feel Like Pizza.”

Obviously, Forever 21 is just trying to make some quick money off someone else’s idea.

This all comes not too long after Kanye West announced the release of his first ever jewelry line, which featured pieces made out of 18k gold and depicted Florentine art. It’s a nice set of high-design jewelry and adds to Kanye’s long list of investments.

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