Fashion designer Rajo Laurel wishes to sue young designer Mariella Garcia of online shop 37 LA for allegedly copying his Iris top. Garcia calls her version the 'Luna.'
Bianca Gonzalez and Divine Lee called out Garcia, by leaving comments on her brand 37LA's Instagram account.
Meanwhile, young designers on Facebook have posted status messages accusing Laurel of the same offense, mentioning a previous instance where he allegedly copied a cobweb-inspired dress by Cebu-based designer Arcy Gayatin.
The Soshal Network created its own version using Good Morning towels.
Update as of 5:34 p.m., July 9:
Of note: Despite what one commenter wrote in the thread picked up by Pep, Laurel's top came out a full season before Australian designer Dion Lee.
Here are photos of model-host Teresa Herrera wearing an ensemble made by and credited to Laurel. These were taken 111 weeks or about 2.5 years ago.