Like anything else in life, fashion has its highs and lows. From trends that will never go out of style to fads that will simply have your eyes rolling as soon as you hear about them, one might think that we've exhausted everything about the industry. But Balenciaga comes in to break the notion.
The French couture house is now under fire for a recently released pink airbrushed hoodie that costs a whopping USD895. The fashion piece, which has the New York City skyline print, is described by the Balenciaga as a "whimsical top" that is "cut with the French label's signature cocoon silhouette".
But its ridiculous price tag isn't the only reason why people are reacting very negatively about the product. Airbrushing shirts has its roots from black and brown communities during the '60s, '70s, and '80s. What started out as graffitis on street walls and designs on hot rod cars became part of mainstream culture and has even been massively associated with hip-hop, especially because of icons like LL Cool Jay and Jay Master Jay. And even so, it was easily accessible, both in terms of availability and price-wise, to the majority of the people simply because of its humble beginnings.
People didn't hold back their opinions about why they're not buying this 'gimmick'.