PART2..CHRISTIE BROWN Vs ITUEN BASI: WHO’S THE ORIGINATOR OF FRINGE NECKLACE?

I know you are all waiting for my Part2 of the story and here I come. But before I give you the load down, I want everyone to know that am not doing it because someone ask me to do it neither am I doing it to paint either of the label black. 
Both are doing wonderful not only locally but also on international scene and they’ve been taking African fashion to the next level which is impressive.
But also to make it clear that people can’t be praising you all the time. If you put up something great, we will talk about it and celebrate you and same apply if it goes other way round.
I contacted the two designer and they both gave me the details of their design, when it was launched, shows they’ve showcased it and the inspiration or how they came up with it. After my analysis, you can now judge if you want to but my purpose of publishing it is not to judge them but to allow you know the truth and have your say.

Christie Brown said she didn't researched Ituen Basi collection before she came up with the design and beside she never for once claimed that she invented the Beads Necklace. She first showcased it in South Africa in 2010. “Beads necklace is something have been seeing for long with my grandmother, so it’s not something that i copied from Ituen Basi” Said Aisha

Christie Brown Showcased in South Africa 2010
 Ituen Basi first launched Beads necklace with her 'Rustic Chic' 6 looks in 2007 at Kulture2Couture show organized by the Mayor of London's office to celebrate 17 BME designers and it was later known as ‘Seyi Necklace’.  “The idea then was to keep the accessories as close to the garments as possible” Ituen Basi.
 

Also in 2008 when moved back to Nigeria to set up the Ituen Basi label, She said she was unable to source appropriate accessories to complement the pieces so the idea of 'Ankara and Beads' was conceived and the ‘Seyi necklace’ was re-incarnated.
shot in 2008 but published in February 2009
 Seyi necklace was also part of the 20 looks the label presented at the inaugural Africa Fashion Week, South Africa in 2009 and also showcased in Lagos for Daviva in 2010.  
Ms Ituen Bassey taking a bow at the end of her show in South Africa 2010 with Seyi necklace.

Beads Necklace at Daviva show in Lagos, 2010
Now you have heard from the two party and is now your turn to decided if you think one person copied another. But the fact from the explanation remains that Ituen Basi started it way back in 2007 while Christie Brown did it in 2010 with pictures prove from both side. Christie Brown said she never see or researched Ituen Basi beads necklace before she came up with her own and never claim that she is the originator.

I wish two of them the best as they continue to make us proud. Now your comment.

PART2..CHRISTIE BROWN Vs ITUEN BASI: WHO’S THE ORIGINATOR OF FRINGE NECKLACE? PART2..CHRISTIE BROWN Vs ITUEN BASI: WHO’S THE ORIGINATOR OF FRINGE NECKLACE? Reviewed by Bashiru Olu Wasiu-Ayinde on 10:07:00 Rating: 5

11 comments:

  1. It is obvious dat christie brown copied her designs

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  2. Hahahahahahahha....taking glory for someone else creativity

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  3. I think the writer is bias in the analysis. why dont you get more pictures of Christie Brown

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  4. christie brown thats not good you know. she sure stole it from ituen bassi. men creativity doesnt come in 2 folds. it does in one. never 2 masterpieces, just one. christie brown was in southafrica when she saw these fringe necklaces from ituen bassi and she shamelessly copied it. now she is adding lies to theft. who said she didnt know it was from that ituen bassi. please ghanaians should be more creative.

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  5. o my god im so disappointed right now...i loved christie brown...but now not like before...ITUEN BASSI is really good.

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  6. I wonder how CB could happily go to SA and shamelessly showcased a copycat design!

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  7. What is with this witch hunting? It is between Christie Brown and Ituen Bassi. If the originator doesn't mind, why should you? And if she does, leave it between them to sort it out. What do you gain from posting the same ill-written article every few minutes?

    Bashiru, you post this same message every few minutes on Facebook. What do you and Bea Artur have to gain in undermining her character? And Bea Arthur must be one of the Anonymous commenters here because one of the comments here is very similar to one she has posted on Facebook.

    It is an honest question. Why do you care so much? And please proofread your article. Lots of spelling and grammatical errors.

    Christie Brown, you must be doing something right to have all these haters. At Bea Arthur, is business slow or what? Dont you have anything else to do rather than wonder and investigate what some designer is doing with their business. Dzi wo fie asem.
    Get over your high horse.

    Thank you

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  8. witch-hunt
    n
    (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
    witch-hunter n
    witch-hunting n & adj

    Witch hunt also witch hunt (wchhnt)

    - The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism.

    Enough said. Thank you.

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  9. Why cant we Ghanaians learn to face the truth. It shows from her explaination that she must have seen the design from the Nigeria designer. To me not bad in seeing something nice and you make it in your own way to be more nicer.
    Attacking the writer or the whoever expose her make no sense.

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  10. Angela, you said "It shows from her explaination (sic) that she must have seen the design from the Nigeria designer."

    Meanwhile the article says "Christie Brown said she never see (sic) or researched Ituen Basi beads necklace before she came up with her own and never claim that she is the originator."

    So where are you getting that contradictory impression from? She says she hasnt seen it and you are saying it shows from her explanatin that she has seen it.

    By the way, just so you know I am not Ghanaian. And I have no issue with the truth which is yet to be proven. But posting the same article so many times... what are you hoping to achieve?
    I am no Christie Brown fan but I call BS when I see it. That is all.


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  11. I think that both designer's are excellent. I have heard so much exciting things about them. Keep up the good work. I've never heard of Bee Arthur though, I guess 17 years of pain lol

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