SM Entertainment was accused of taking “heavy inspiration” from Paris 99’s designs for the checkered dresses Red Velvet wear in the “Umpah Umpah” music video and album concept photos. However, on August 30, designer Paris Starn posted on Instagram stating that the dispute has been resolved:
In addition, a representative of SM Entertainment said: “Through enough dialogue with Paris 99 designers, we understood each other and established a good relationship.” (Source: Naver)
Hopefully, the company will avoid these kinds of controversies in the future. We look forward to seeing a possible collaboration between SM and Paris 99!