5:30 pm - 09/08/2015

Additional Designs By Yoon Eun Hye Accused of Plagiarism

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The recent plagiarism controversy surrounding Yoon Eun Hye’s fashion designs — yes, designs, plural — doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.

Previously, following an episode of the Chinese fashion design survival program “Goddess’ Fashion,” Yoon Eun Hye was called out by Korean designer Yoon Choon Ho, who expressed deep offense and bafflement at — what he perceives as — his stolen design, even posting a comparison photo for netizen scrutiny.

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Following Yoon Eun Hye’s initial response, in which she states that the frill location and shape are simply the current trend, and suggests that Yoon Choon Ho is merely is using her name for self-promotion, vice president Shin Jang Kyung of the Council of Fashion Designers of Korea (CFDK) also gave a statement on the issue, effectively drawing a line in the sand and taking a side.

Shin Jang Kyung stated to Star News on September 7, “Taking a designer’s work, work that can also be seen as the designer’s property, is unspeakable.” She said, “I heard the outfit mentioned in the accusations is one Yoon Eun Hye received from Yoon Choon Ho via sponsorship.” (Yoon Eun Hye previously denied this, saying that while she has received sponsored work from Yoon Choon Ho in the past, she has yet to receive anything from the designer’s fall-winter collection — as can be confirmed in official documents, Yoon Eun Hye said.) Regarding the question of copying, Shin Jang Kyung said in her interview, “It appears to be plagiarism.”

With this statement from the vice president of the CFDK, and general noise about the issue failing to die down, Yoon Eun Hye’s camp returned to speak to media to rehash points previously made, and answer some additional questions.

Regarding Yoon Eun Hye’s late response to the accusations, the actress’s camp said in an interview with Ilgan Sports that because the accusations were presented in Yoon Choon Ho’s personal online space (his Twitter), and because it wasn’t really plagiarism, they didn’t feel the need to respond. Moreover, “responding to every little thing might seem like an attack,” so they were hesitant to say anything.

When asked about the statement from the CFDK, Yoon Eun Hye’s side explained that the organization seems to believe the actress received the white outfit in question (pictured above) via sponsorship, and that as a result, her design “appears to be plagiarism.” They went on to say once again that they haven’t received anything from Yoon Choon Ho’s fall-winter collection this year.

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In the midst of everything, another designer stepped up with her own plagiarism accusations. The head designer for the 2006 MBC drama “Goong” posted to her Twitter on September 5, saying the indoor shoe design that was known to have been designed by Yoon Eun Hye at the time was actually her own. Two days later on September 7, when the news had already become widely known, the “Goong” designer asked via her Twitter for people to stop spreading the news, but that “[everything she said] is true and she has the witnesses and documents to prove it.”

The list doesn’t stop there. On September 8, Chinese netizens posted photos of two designs by Yoon Eun Hye — both featured by the actress on the Chinese variety show “Goddess’ Fashion” — that resemble those of BCBG and Dolce & Gabbana (pictured below).

What do you think about the outfits? Do you think they’re products of inspiration, coincidence/trend, or plagiarism?

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[netizens comments]
Article: Yoon Eun Hye, once again... this time, suspected of plagiarizing BCBG and D&G

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+234, -3] She's in big trouble....;;;; she should know when to draw a line, this is just too similar

2. [+189, -4] Has she always been this dumb?

3. [+168, -3] Hul, she's a repeat offender. It must be a habit for her to copy others tsk

4. [+21, -0] It's not just once but several of her designs that have come under these suspicions, there's definitely some ground here

5. [+20, -0] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's not completely the same but if you asked a baby to find matching pictures, he'd be able to

6. [+18, -0] This does look like plagiarism

7. [+16, -1] She's so dumb to think this would never come back to bite her. What a repeat offender... showing off to the world how dumb she is.

8. [+13, -0] She must've been desperate to be called a fashionista

Article: Yoon Eun Hye, how will she overcome these mountains?

Source: X Sports News via Nave

1. [+876, -28] Maybe because Yoon Eun Hye has been in the industry since she was young but she seems very self centered... back when she was going to be in a movie with Park Shi Hoo and concerned fans asked her not to, she called them antis saying anyone who's against her work aren't real fans... she's a scary person and all of it will come back to bite her later.

2. [+781, -22] I don't think she can climb these mountains...

3. [+687, -23] If she made a mistake, she should fess up to it

4. [+605, -20] Everyone kept saying she copied something so I checked it out and she really did

5. [+142, -4] There's nothing for her to climb. All she has to do is stay quiet and promote in China until it blows over in Korea. It'll probably not even be brought up again unless she tries to do something again in the design industry.


source: Soompi 1 2 naver 1 nate insight & Netizenbuzz nate naver
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babyonions 8th-Sep-2015 04:09 pm (UTC)
Tiffany's impact!!!
drownanddive 9th-Sep-2015 01:19 am (UTC)
LMAO
thisoneputa 8th-Sep-2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
Should've been Tiffany tbh
iviih 8th-Sep-2015 04:15 pm (UTC)

Yikes. If she wasn't so arrogant, things wouldn't be this bad. Now everything she creates or wears will be compared.
sayuai 8th-Sep-2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
lmao.

Kinda ot but the black and white dress that model is wearing is really pretty.
obscureauthor 8th-Sep-2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Haha same.
stella_mar1s 8th-Sep-2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
yikes, this is nagl for her with the cockiness and the plagiarism combined. i can't stand people who don't take responsibility and admit to their mistakes.
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kwikimart 8th-Sep-2015 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is the most important point tbh (I mean lol, aside from the stealing)

She has all this access, everything is literally laid out for her the least she could do is be original but she chooses this instead? Sad
lydiasummer 8th-Sep-2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
if only she wasn't so cocky with her statement and apologized.

honeebs 8th-Sep-2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
This is not going to end well.
I am disappointed. I didn't know she was so arrogant, bold enough to even try it.

I will say this the shoes have been done for decades like that.
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iviih 8th-Sep-2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
bus incident? ( I tried to search it and didn't find anything)
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pbutterlion 8th-Sep-2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
she seems the type of person that would repost original art on her own blog, and when artists ask her to remove it she would be defensive and say "you should be glad im giving you the recognition !"/ "i found it online so i didnt steal it sorry" and other excuses like that. smh
miuratenshi 8th-Sep-2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
GDI Eunhye.
tree_star123 8th-Sep-2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
lol omg why would she do this?
phililen3 8th-Sep-2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
We need an intervention for her...
smyers92 8th-Sep-2015 06:08 pm (UTC)

I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt before, but now....everything is just too similar

szhuns 8th-Sep-2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
As a fashion student, it angers me when I see these situations. I've worked with designers who have had their work plagiarized and it's disheartening. Taking someone's work is inexcusable.
yesungholic 8th-Sep-2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
I've worked with a young designer that was starting to get big and he was super excited about every single thing he was creating, but a month before his collection came out, someone that used to work with us showed up with the exact same collection. She stole everything behind our backs and she started claiming the ideas were all hers.
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