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Jin Sook Chang, Forever 21's co-founder, defended her company in court yesterday against accusations that they'd ripped off some Trovata designs. Writes WWD, "Chang said she had little knowledge of the company's finances and she was not even aware of the Trovata brand until after the lawsuit was filed."
She also didn't know how her clothing was made, or who runs the company (other than her husband, CEO Do Won Chang.) And when asked about the items in question, she offered this defense: "Stripes, they are always similar." Forever 21's legal team might have been better off when it was talking about cobbler.
· Forever 21 Co-founder Testifies in Trial [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Forever 21's Delicious, Cinnamon-Dusted Defense Against Trovata's Copying Charges [Racked]