Spain based luxury fashion brand Balenciaga fell prey to trolls after launching their latest designer 'multi-layered oversized parka' on the market. The coat-like outfit is designed with different layers of materials of various colours. The oversized winter wear constitutes of seven layers of dressing including plaid shirts, jersey hoodies, and technical fleeces, as per the official description of the product. It is a part of Balenciaga's Winter-Fall 2018 collection and was launched on the runway during the Paris Fashion Week in March 2018.
The multi-layered winter wear has reminded the internet of an episode of the popular television series 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' in which a character named Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc) was featured in a multi-layered outfit. In the episode 'The One Where No One's Ready' from Season 3, Joey shows up wearing all the clothes of his friend Chandler (played by Matthew Perry) and the hilarious moment was recollected by the netizens. Relating to Joey's outfit netizens have widely trolled the fashion brand for coming up with such hilarious styles. In fact, several people on Twitter have posted pictures of Joey's looks from the episode and compared it with the outfit.
Moreover, the abnormal pricing of the outfit has also raised several eyebrows. As featured in several online retail platforms, including Barneys New York, it costs around $9,000, which is approximately Rs. 6.37 lakhs.
The fashion world is known for its controversial style trends. The constantly evolving fashion industry has been a home for several usual and unusual outfits. While some of them managed to make their place, a lot of them suffered a lot of criticism. This is not the first time a designer outfit is trolled on social media. Recently, renowned online luxury fashion retail platform, Farfetch, was mocked widely on social media for its latest designer outfit- 'Inside out jeans' which featured a pair of denim, visibly inside out, intentionally designed the wrong way round, with the buttons appearing to be threaded the opposite way and the pockets hanging outside. Priced around Rs. 1,02,342.12, the outfit and the designer was widely slammed by the internet.