- The luxury fashion house Prada recently released a turtleneck sweater as part of their Spring-Summer 2021 collection
- The yellow top was designed with big holes all over it and costs a whopping R18 000 (£905)
- Internet users could not believe the design of the sweater or its price tag and took to the comments to share their thoughts
Italian luxury fashion brand Prada has got the internet buzzing with one of its latest designs. Prada recently released a unique top called the 'openwork viscose turtleneck sweater' which had many online commenters reacting hilariously to pictures of the clothing piece.
The sweater itself is a long-sleeved yellow top and the fashion house's official website describes it as a 'precious openwork motif with placed holes'.
The top is a slim-fit silhouette with a regular shoulder and back zipper closure. However, with all the holes it's covered in, it certainly won't do a good sweater-job of keeping a person warm.
The piece of clothing was launched as part of Prada's Spring-Summer 2021 collection and it costs a whopping R18 000 (£905).
Social media users did not hesitate to express how their opinions about the new design and its price tag.
Read some comments below:
@DrEricLevi said the outfit looks like cheese:
@lalytatweets described the outfit as ugly:
@HFentonMudd also noted that the outfit looks like cheese:
Speaking of high fashion, Briefly.co.za recently reported on SA designer Rich Mnisi trending for a R59 000 Tsonga skirt that he designed as part of his new collection.
Rich Mnisi, a South African designer making waves on the international fashion scene, has been trending online because of a piece in his new collection. The garment is a Tsonga skirt called a 'xibelani' and traditionally worn for dance performances. Many might recognise the skirt as the style is a favourite of Sho Madjozi's for when she performs.
The 'xibelani' that forms part of Rich Mnisi's collection is retailing for R59 999 which is what got the designer trending on social media.
The skirt is part of the luxury designer's Hiya Kaya collection and Mnisi paired it with a blouse that complements the colour scheme.
Social media users had mixed reactions to the price of the skirt. Some could not quite believe that the price tag was almost R60 000 when they were used to purchasing the garments for much less:
@hlali_xz: "I love Rich Mnisi but a Xibelani for 60k no ways"
Some other commenters were of the opinion that the skirt was well-priced because of its target market of people who purchase from luxury brands:
@naledimashishi: "I have no skin in the Rich Mnisi chat but I had to laugh when I saw someone argue everyone is hating because he’s Tsonga and it’s not his fault we’re all poor"
@TiyiBevhula: "If you find Rich Mnisi' products to be expensive, it means you are not the target market. He knows why his Xibelani skirt cost that much. Simple."
@justjusticeplz: "Tsonga style lol for R60000 Yoh ay I could just go to Limpompo straight lol joking, I love Mnisi’s work. He knows his target market"
There was some debate around cultural appropriation since the skirt is a traditional garment in the Tsonga culture, but many decided that since Mnisi is Tsonga himself that it was preferable for him to respectfully profit from the garment rather than a Western designer.
It was also added that the price tag was justified because fashion houses like Gucci and Louis Vuitton charge similar numbers for their designs.
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