|[via Armani Russia]|
I haven't shared a WTF?! Moment in quite a while, but when something as outlandish as Armani diapers debuts, there's nothing to say but WTF?!
The designer diapers first popped onto my radar when I received an email from a source unknown to me:
Hi The well appointed catwalkNormally, I'd pass this off as spam and be on my merry way. Armani diapers can't really exist, can they? But the inset image of frolicking babies in black diapers left me intrigued, and not a week later, I received a second email from the folks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week inviting me to preview the diapers at an industry debate.
Someone has suggested you to check out the new Armani Diapers!
"In Russia only"
The bad news is that Armani Diapers do, indeed, exist (in Russia only for €23 a piece). The good news is that the fashion industry seems to view the idea as critically as I do, as evidenced by the need for a debate.
All this, however, left me thinking about other bizarre forays by fashion brands into the world of product design.
Like Jean-Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke. Do you think it tastes like fashion?
Or how about Raf Simons X Eastpak? For $295, you can tote your books around in an ultra-minimalist satin backpack that's most certainly less durable than its canvas brethren.
|[via Mr. Porter]|
I realize it's a tad sacrilegious to criticize Alexander Wang, but does the world really need a designer jump rope? That's just one of the ten items in Wang's Objects No. 3 collection, which also includes such non sequiturs as a bottle opener, playing cards and a lighter case.
|[via Alexander Wang]|
|[via Versace Home]|