Who is to guess what goes on inside the minds of a luxury brand designer? A humble Nepali is surely not up to the task. Year on year, luxury brands have presented the world with the most baffling fashion choices in the name of ‘high fashion’. It seems there’s a section of society that just laps up these bizarre options, because the designs only seem to get more outrageous with time.
A new trend has emerged among these ‘high fashion’ brands as of late, where these highly paid designers simply lift (in other words, steal) age-old clothing designs from South Asia, claimed by none but the entire South Asian consciousness.
It started simple, with these plastic bags like above. The Indians were quite peeved with this act of victimless theft; but ask any Nepali and they too will tell you that their winterwear are bundled up in a striped plastic bag just like this one.
Balenciaga also came up with this amazing new extra-large luxury handbag, and its like they stole the winter blanket right out of our daraaz. Very well, there’s nothing much to be done in any case. But it was certain that no Nepali nor Indian would ever pay 3500 USD — more than 4.5 Nepali Rupees today — for that bag.
But these luxury brands have crossed the bounds yet again, this time stealing an item from the South Asian toilet. Tell us you don’t recognize these Hugo Boss Blue Flip Flop Slippers!
But of course, you can’t — these are not Hugo Boss luxury slippers, they’re just a pair of sadharan chappals! And as if the fact that our toilet chappals have been stolen by a luxury brand isn’t shocking enough, the price gives you a jhatka in installments:
Apparently, these chappals are selling for INR 8990, which comes out to a comedically outrageous sum of 14,363.21 Nepali Rupees.
But look closer and you’ll see that this is a DISCOUNTED price! Dear God, fourteen thousand three hundred and sixty three rupees for a pair of bathroom chappals, that too after discount?
The original price for these branded Hugo Boss toilet chappals is INR 19,500, which comes out to an unbelievable sum of 31154.90 Nepali Rupees. And if you’re thinking about rocking the Hugo Boss swag to the throneroom, but can’t afford that full price just yet, then Hugo Boss is offering a brilliant EMI offer — at just INR 500 per month.
Yep, we hear you Rajesh Dai, we hear you.