Smiley faces on fashion brands are nothing new and it seems that Hong Kong singer-actor William Chan is the latest to hop on the bandwagon.
William Chan recently took to Instagram to reveal that he has officially established his fashion brand “CANOTWAIT.” Furthermore, a pop-up store and interactive exhibit was held in Shanghai for the launch of his 2020 fall and winter collection. He wrote, “From me to us; from the brand creation to a full house today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and support. For me, it is not only a brand but a spirit, a stance and an emotion. It’s an unfinished code waiting for us to write. WAIT? CAN NOT WAIT! There’s more to look forward to in the future.”
However, eagle-eyed netizens have noticed that William Chan’s CANOTWAIT logo is similar to the logo of streetwear brand “DREW HOUSE” created by Justin Bieber. The difference between the two smiley faces is that William’s logo has a not equals (≠) symbol for the right eye whereas Justin Bieber’s DREW HOUSE logo is a smiley face with the word “drew” as the mouth. The term for equal sign also means wait in Chinese so William explains that the logo actually represents the meaning of CANOTWAIT.
While it does make sense why netizens would find both similar and call out William for having a lack of creativity, the smiley face being incorporated to fashion is nothing new with the standard yellow circle, two dots and a mouth concept used time and again. In the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand why William Chan started “CANOTWAIT” as he hopes that everyone can keep smiling.
This idiot looks like an imbecile. You’re 34 years old, the dyed hsir does not go well with your receding hair line.
Even with good hair and youth this guy is irritating.
both of the brand copy Walmart smiling logo lol
I usually don’t mind William Chan, but that blond hair and outfit looks absolutely ridiculous. He’s usually very handsome looking…what happened!??
I’m not a fan of William Chan or Justin Bieber but drawing comparisons between their 2 fashions is beyond stupid. The yellow smiley face has been part of fashion and many other things for many many years, before either of these people were born. Justin Bieber also ripped off all other iterations of the smiley face and only changed it by making the smile the logo. Let’s be honest, neither of these people are original and both lack creativity.
This is sad. of all the shapes and colors yet he chose the one similar to JB. What a pity. Will create a logo for you sir, for free