Last year, we had the pricey blue tote bag from Balenciaga:
In 2018, Fast-fashion behemoth, Zara has presented us with this:
On its site, it is called a check mini skirt.
But to me, as a Singaporean Indian, that is a lungi and it is colloquially known as a sarong.
Part of their spring/summer collection, the glorified lungi retails at 69.99 British pounds which is about 130 Sing dollars.
Unlike the OG man-skirt which is available in various patterns and colours, the Spanish retailer’s “tres chic” skirt comes in a brown plaid design with a zip at the back.
While I can see why it is part of their Spring/Summer collection—lungi is lightweight and airy, and that is why men in Southeast Asia wear it, coz’ of the muggy weather!
Just like me, Twittersphere went bananas when they came across the said Zara skirt.
If you need an argument as to why it’s important to have BAME people at every level in business and marketing, I give you the lungi-dads-skirt disaster by @ZARA where literally ANY Indian person could’ve pointed out in two minutes what the problem is with this 😂😂😂
— Poorna Bell (@poornabell) January 30, 2018
BAME is the abbreviation for Black, Asian and minority ethinic.
The idea of someone buying a £70 lungi is qwhite funny. https://t.co/gXZl55PZcg?amp=1
— Megha Mohan (@meghamohan) January 29, 2018
Looks Zara selling this Lungi for $70. pic.twitter.com/TEvVkqnpqs
— فزلور (@fazlurism) January 30, 2018
that is a lungi pic.twitter.com/eZxr4u4P2F
— Heraa Hashmi (@caveheraa) January 30, 2018
Zara has released a ‘new’ skirt.
Probably got their inspiration from their workers on $1 a day in their factory in Bangladesh.
This is what is known as a ‘lungi’ or in the Arabic, ‘izaar’ and is actually a tradition of Prophet Muhammad.https://t.co/TQsTjKRZhu
— Christopher John George (@cjohngeorge) January 31, 2018
Unfortunately, it is not in available in Singapore yet, but you can get something similar in Little India, including Mustafa Centre, for a mere $15 or so!
What do you think about it? Yay or nay?
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