Thursday, March 4, 2010

I totes love your upcycled garbage pants, xo xo

A story has been doing the rounds for the past few days about a homeless man in China called Xi Li Ge whose personal style has apparently inspired a new collection by Dolce & Gabbana:

Now I've mentioned before that suggesting something aloud, whether as a stupid joke or a serious idea that you actually want to carry out, brings that concept one step closer to existence. So let's address the lazy joke elephant in the room and just say that Ben Stiller has to claim a little responsibility for this. He put the concept out there into the system and now look where we are.

Putting aside the massive amount of things that are wrong with this - namely the trivialisation and commodification of a major social problem faced by millions the world over - we need to ask ourselves a very important question: Haven't annoying hipsters been doing this forever?

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