A stylist who creates handbags with risqué slogans has accused replica Gucci of application her ‘original ideas’ on designs featuring graffiti artisan Trevor Andrew.
Sonique Saturday, from Los Angeles, who adorns her accessories with phrases like ‘Fake Chanel’, responded afterwards amusing media users noticed a affinity amid her plan and a backpack by the Italian appearance house.
The Gucci replica tote, featuring the byword ‘Real Gucci’, was aboriginal apparent on the balustrade endure Wednesday as allotment of the Autumn Winter 2016 accumulating at Milan Appearance Week.
Sonique’s backpack accumulating called Belladonna has been accustomed for four years and she tweeted, acutely to point out the similarities.
The celebrity stylist, who has 3,800 followers, wrote: ‘Run me my money Gucci, I’m aflame to accept my aboriginal account on your runway.’
She added on Twitter the next day: ‘I’m flattered that I was able to affect a cast that has been about for centuries.’
Sonique’s designs advertise for up to $220 (£156) and while the Gucci bag is not yet on sale, the brand’s accessories can amount thousands.
In addition cheep she continued: ‘I’m not mad guys, I adulation and acknowledge Gucci for the acknowledgment – because that’s what it is.’
Gucci artistic administrator Alessandro Michele had GucciGhost – aswell accepted as Trevor Andrew and bedmate of accompanist Santigold – plan with them on designs.
Andrew, who’s been masquerading as GucciGhost for several years now, lent his signature graffiti tag to real-life Gucci bags, frocks and an acutely adorable adviser jacket.
But abounding of her admirers were not so calm and bidding their able angle on the arguable design.
Ernest Hennyway tweeted both Gucci and Sonique: ‘I apperceive that’s real. Time to get a lawyer.’
While @Suniliaa posted: ‘Gucci you blanket Sonique Saturday’s abstraction for your contempo collection. She deserves accepting and revenue.’
And @gonebvdd tweeted: ‘Gucci accord Sonique Saturday her acclaim #creativedesignerposition.’
Many aswell commented on an Instagram angel Gucci acquaint of the bag.
Marisa_hates_all posted: ‘She fabricated this accomplished abstraction and what do you do? Take abroad her plan and accord the acclaim to yourself.’
And Jess Francois posted: ‘Stolen from Sonique Saturday.’
Sonique has had celebrities like Amber Rose and accompanist Christina Milian abrasion her designs and consistently posts her accoutrements to her 28,700 Instagram followers.
Sonique told Buzzfeed: ‘I actually feel like I was a allotment of the inspiration, affection board, artistic action to actualize that Gucci handbag.
‘It is not about the acrylic or the graffiti; it is about the diction and juxtaposition.’
MailOnline has contacted Gucci and Trevor Andrew for comment.