Eagle eyed students in Shenzhen noticed that Prada’s latest design for a powder blue polo resembles the everyday uniform of a Shenzhen middle schooler. By “resembles”, I mean that the two shirts are practically identical, sans an added pocket and sleeve cuff on the Prada version.
Why dole out 1,580 yuan for the “fake” when you have the option of paying only 35 yuan for the real deal? A 1,500 yuan markup is pretty excessive when what you’re paying for isn’t exactly couture innovation.
The Prada polo isn’t the first time a leading fashion brand has apparently borrowed Chinese style. Louis Vuitton debuted a tote bag which greatly resembled the canvas bags prevalent among Chinese factory workers and people moving house.
[By Stephany Zoo // Image credit: Weibo // Via: SCMP, SZNews]