Sheria Ngowi of Sheria Ngowi Design Releases Statement on the Allergedly Copied Design

That dress drama take a different turn...as Sheria Ngowi releases statement regarding the allergdly stolen design...am talking about this;
 When Jacqueline Mafuru wore a dress that looks almost the same as Sheria Ngowi's design for Mwamvita Makamba. New evidence was brought to light that,the dress was purchased in China as seen in the picture below;
And so,Sheria Ngowi is now telling us his side of the story...

Posted at hakingowi.com This is the statement by Sheria Ngowi.

11th July 2012: Dar es Salaam
Dear Sir/Madam,
We represent WALTER THOMAS NGOWI, a renowned designer and owner of SHERIA NGOWI BRAND and SHERIA NGOWI LIMITED.
Please find attached hereto a Press Statement in response to recent social media allegations on legitimacy of one of our Client’s design. The attached Press Statement is intended to address the said allegations and serve as a Warning to the media and public at large on reporting on matters which we consider to be defamatory against our Client. Please assist to circulate and publish the Statement.
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Tanzanian renowned fashion designer Sheria Ngowi whose work has set a high benchmark in fashion designing in the country released a statement today to address the ongoing allegations circulating on social media regarding a counterfeit of one of his 2011 creations.
Sheria Ngowi confirms that the design in question is his own creation and was created in his current workshop located in China in 2011 while working on the Miss Tanzania 2011 Collection. The workshop is shared by different designers and buyers from across the world.
“The business of counterfeit goods is the largest underground industry in the world. Fashion design is huge business in Asia and is a booming industry globally but sadly so is the fake designer garment industry . Fashion designers in various countries are struggling to keep up with their clothes being copied and are facing a losing battle in many cases.” Said Mr. Ngowi when addressing the matter. “Seeing people selling imitations of your clothes is not easy to swallow since it means financial loss for your business".
One of the issues contributing to high piracy of designer clothes is the dramatic rise in fashion industry and the internet. The more fashion designers get exposure, the more the chances are of their designs being copied. There are so many fashion events these days, and with the rise of social media most high-end designs are available online within moments of the garments being worn. Buyers from around the world seize these opportunities to make copies and sometimes unfortunately from the same workshops that the designers use to produce their work.
“Some designers have been quoted saying that fashion imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When one’s designs are copied it goes to show that they have really made an impact in the industry. But I say, it is really when the imitation is so blatant that you can’t tell a difference between the imitated and the imitator that flattery becomes mockery” said Mr. Ngowi .
Any type of infringement is serious and spells financial disaster for the business involved. In the world of fashion, however, the existence of copycats is ten-folds than  anywhere else. Some of the most recent copyright designer battles involved mega brands like Gucci vs Guess, Prada vs Zara, and DVF vs Forever 21 where the small retailers were sued by the big designer houses for taking “designer inspiration” too far till one cannot tell the difference.
Mr. Ngowi wishes to assure his loyal customers, friends and supporters that the allegations of him copying a dress by another designer are completely false and inaccurate.  He confirms to be the creator of the alleged dress. He has further information of the dress being copied in other countries apart from China and he is working with his Legal Advisors to take the necessary legal steps against the perpetrators.
ABOUT SHERIA NGOWI
Walter Thomas Ngowi is a lawyer by profession, who became a fashion designer known as Sheria Ngowi because his passion for fashion turned into a real business and the label preferred by many African and Arab executives.
 In 2008 he launched his first capsule collection under the name of Sheria Na Mavazi in Mysore. And in 2009 it was the year of change when he launched: Year of the Gentleman, the very first men's collection inspired by and dedicated to his late father, the man  "responsible" for his passion for men's fashion.
 Sheria went on to successfully design the collection for Miss Tanzania 2011 which skyrocketed him to the top when in the same year he was named menswear designer of the year.
 Later that same year he was featured in the GQ Italia, one of the most premier men’s fashion magazines worldwide where he was compared to the likes of Tom Ford.
 Sheria is currently working to launch his store in a few months to come that will include both men and women designs.

 FOR MORE ON SHERIA NGOWI:
www.sherianamavazi.blogspot.com
TWITTER: @SheriaNgowi
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Up to this, I rest my Case!

xoxo
Missie Popular

15 comments:

  1. Now lets hear what Vera Wang has to say.
    A small story is turning into one that can show the World Tanzania exists.

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  2. I don't belive a word he should put pic of when he was making the dress his just making things worse he should shut it and let this thing go and people will forget about it he bought the dress end off.

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  3. Crap!!! Anadhani kutumia mwanasheria kumwandikia hiyo stayement ndo itaprove he is not a con artist?? Anyone can do that. Tunataka kuona his next move on the shop. Akifungua na akitengeneza nguo hapo tutaamini. Ila tunataka kupata ushahidi kama kweli anajua kishona nguo. Not just by putting a statement drafted by some random person which proves nothing

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    1. KABISA! COULDNT AGREE MORE! HANDS DOWN.....MAKING BIG DEAL OUT OF IT! LET WAIT AND SEE...

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  4. mwenye macho ameona na mwenye masikio amesikia usiku mwema

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  5. bongo tambarare

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  6. fundi Ali KariakooJuly 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

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    1. hehehehehe fundi ali ching chang chooooooo!

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  7. it doesnt prove anything.

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  8. What I can seee here is wivu. Watu fanyeni mambo ya maendeleo Na muache kubishana ujinga. Nina uhakika hakuna mnachopata. Hovyooo

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  9. I don't see any point

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  10. Wale wote wenye tabia ya kuchukua makatalogi au picha kupeleka China kutengenezewa vitu mmeumbukaaa.

    Ninasema kitu ambacho siotei na ni kweli mnaliwa hivi hivi mkidanganywa eti mabegi haya na viatu hivi made in Italy kumbe fake stuff from China. Ninamjua mtu tangu anaanza duka lake kati kati mjini ndio mchezo wake; vile vile cousin wangu ana duka Kariakoo mpaka vitenge vya Wax wanatengeneza China na kuja kuwazuia watu Bongo.

    Anyway if that was a Vera Wang creation na jinsi ilivyo stunning kwanini hatujaiona kwenye red carpets za macelebrities wa ukweli? Inaingia akilini kweli creation ya Vera Wang mwaka mzima hakuna mtu aliyeipiga picha? Kwa sababu wote mnaodai kuwa Sheria kacopy, wakati design hii kaitoa mwaka jana, na nyie mnakuja na picha za mwaka huu kisha mnataka tulinganishe?

    Kwanza Sheria angekuwa mzungu wote mngekiss his ass na kusema 100% mchina kacopy, lakini kwa kuwa ni black mwenzenu na hamjiamini mnadai Sheria ndio kacopy.

    KWANGU MIMI HIYO PICHA DOESNT JUSTIFY OR EVEN SAY KUWA SHERIA KACOPY, UNLESS ILIPIGWA KABLA NGUO ALIYOVAA MWAMVITA HAIJATOLEWA. ZIKO PICHA ZILIZOKUWA ZIKIONYESHA GAUNI YA MWAMVITA IKITENGENEZWA NA SHERIA NA TULIZIONA MTANDAONI. TUNATAKA PICHA ZA HII GAUNI KABLA YA HIYO CREATION YA SHERIA MWAKA JANA. SIO KUTULETEA PICHA ZA ONE YEAR AFTER HALAFU MNACLAIM MTU KAKOPY? ANAKOPY VIPI ONE YEAR AFTER?

    Ninachokiona kwenye hii Saga ni wivu wa kijinga na mashindano ya kibiashara, if Sheria is on another level just appreciate his work, sio kutaka kuharibiana, kwa sababu huyu dada (simjui Sheria wala huyu Jacqie) anaonekana ametumika bila kujijua, na hii nimeiona jinsi hiyo shughuli yake akiwa amevaa hiyo gauni ilivyotangazwa kwenye mablogu mbali mbali duniani. Inaonekana yeye au whoever is behind this alijua alichokuwa anafanya na alikusudia. People life is too short by the time you finish with other people you wont have time for yourself!!

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  11. jamani eeee sheria kaandika hii mwenyewe, manake hapo mwisho wa habari kuna jina lake mwenyewe...au anaji represent..mi naona mercy arudi china kwenye ile duka akaulize kulikoniiiii

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