Calvin Klein is one of the fashion industry’s most in demand brands with influencers dominating our Instagram feeds in the label’s slogan-emblazoned designs.
But the American fashion house has come under fire for its latest line of ‘Looney Tunes’-inspired knits due to the frayed thread effect – which makes the jumpers appear as though they’re being worn inside out.
The technique is in fact known as reverse intarsia; a method which enables the designer to introduce colours to a garment in a number of shapes and sizes. The final effect is a dishevelled aesthetic.
The brand’s winter-ready jumpers feature the cartoon’s famous characters ‘Road Runner’ and ‘Wile E. Coyote’ and were first introduced on the AW18 catwalk.
The playful designs come with less-than-amusing price tags, weighing in at $2,800 each.
In response to the brand’s latest drop, social media users took to Twitter to share their thoughts:
wile e coyote: a study in male humiliation through the works of calvin klein and valerie solanas pic.twitter.com/m6fM6p1HFV
— 🗯 𝖉𝖚𝖉𝖊 𝖒𝖔𝖈𝖍𝖎 🗯 (@dudemochi) November 3, 2018
Calvin Klein Fall 2018 fashion show is a joke or what ??? What kind of clothing is that !! It seems like they have worn clothes inside-out !!! Sab thread Dikh rahe hai !! Fireman clothing usme kya naya hai !! 🤕🤒😵!! pic.twitter.com/pezErED7Cs
— Chlamydomonas (@nukkadbhukkad) February 15, 2018
A Facebook user recently shared an image of the divisive jumper to a group on the social networking forum – drawing further criticism from fellow users, according to the Metro.
One described the knit as resembling “month-old roadkill”.
“Sorry but is ‘reverse intarsia’ Latin for sh***e,” another joked.
Though some may be surprised to learn that the knits have actually proven a moneymaking hit with just a few sizes left over on the Matches Fashion website.
It’s not the first time a major brand has faced backlash for its outlandish designs. Fendi was recently mocked online for a £750 pink fur shawl which resembles a vagina.
Prior to this, Balenciaga came under fire for a seven-layer coat (yes, there were plenty of Joey Tribbiani references).
So far, Marc Jacobs is the only person to have been spotted wearing the divisive coat.
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