Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga is causing a stir online with a T-shirt that features a long-sleeved shirt attached to its front, designed for its Fall 2018 collection.Called the T-shirt Shirt, the item of clothing is a blue T-shirt with a checkered button-up shirt sewn onto its front.According to the brand, the piece has “two wearing options”, which result in either a draped effect on the front or back of the piece – the product can either be worn as a T-shirt with the shirt draping at the front or vice-versa.The “attention seeking design” of the t-shirt, which retails for £935, has left many online commentators baffled.
The T-shirt Shirt has come to the attention of numerous media outlets. In a piece titled “Holy shirt”, The Guardian deemed the luxury offering “ridiculous”, claiming the brand has been trolling customers since Demna Gvasalia was appointed as creative director in 2015.Elsewhere, The Independent dubbed the luxury clothing item as “nonsense”, while Time compared the piece to a human clothes hanger.The T-shirt shirt has also caused confusion on social media with one Twitter user saying, “I thought this Balenciaga shirt was a joke”, while another said, “when the dress code says smart casual so you turn up with your shirt sewn onto your T-shirt”.I just made my own Double Shirt and it didn’t cost thousands of dollars!Twitter Ads info and privacy
Other users took matters into their own hands by posting photographs of their own homemade renditions of the T-shirt Shirt.Balenciaga declined to comment on the piece.This is not the first time the Spanish brand’s designs have resulted in controversy. Last year, the fashion house released a large blue tote bag that bore a striking resemblance to IKEA’s iconic Frakta bag, which was priced at £1,705.Earlier this year, the brand released a pair of Croc-like platform shoes, which were priced at £600 and sold out before their release date.