“$5,600 To Look Like A Builder?” Balenciaga Mocked For Designer Hi-Vis Jacket

“$5,600 To Look Like A Builder?” Balenciaga Mocked For Designer Hi-Vis Jacket
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Spanish designer fashion house Balenciaga has designed over a hi-vis coat worth £2,890, aka AU$5,6000.

Hosted on designer e-commerce platform FarFetch, the coat – from the brand’s autumn/winter collection – is a hi-vis number, looking remarkably like something a contruction worker would wear.

On FarFetch’s website, the puffer coat’s description reads: “for AW21, Balenciaga staged a dystopian collection, where the looks represented a sort of armour for everyday life.”

“In a neon yellow hue, this padded parka coat is defined by the practical reversible design and the padded silhouette. The look is finished with a logo print at the chest and rear.”

The jacket can be reversed and worn with the black lining on the outside, for for a slightly less lollipop lady look.

Predictably, the style has been resoundingly mocked online.

Meme account ItsAllMaad on Instagram shared a picture of the coat, so far receiving 28,000 likes.

Top liked comments include, “3k to look like a builder” as well as “this one comes with a CSCS [Construction Skills Certification Scheme] card”.

The mocking continued on Twitter, too.

Images:FarFetch.com

 




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