Tuesday, 11 October 2016

In the news: High Fashion? or Drug Promotion?

*please note: the images above are not mine. No copyright is intended.

Moschino's new "Capsule Collection" for Spring\Summer 2017 has sparked quite the controversy recently. The collection created by the Moschino deigner Jeremy Scott is full of items that are said to be glorifying drugs which you can see above. There is actually one bag from the collection that resembles a prescription pill bottle (the model is holding in first picture.) A Minneapolis based drug and alcohol counsellor Randy Anderson created a petition to have the collection removed from stores including Saks Fifth Avenue. Nordstrom has already removed the products from their shelves and their website due to the controversy and feedback of customers.

The collection is said to be glamourizing pill popping & promoting prescription drug use.

I was perusing the internet today and came across this story which sparked my interest. I've seen many controversial products on the internet long before this happened and never heard complaints, maybe because it was from lesser known brands?
I do however believe we live in a world where people are very impressionable and at very young ages where people really need to think before they do. I disagree with the message this line gives off but I don't know if it was intentional either. Moschino tried to defend the designs by stating that they never intended to promote prescription drug use. That may or may not be true but they should have expected backlash from the general public when the United States is in a drug epidemic, worse than they've seen in years.  Jeremy Scott is not new to controversy in the fashion scene but maybe this time he's gone too far?

 I really want to know your thoughts on the manner? 
I myself signed the petition and will leave the link below for anyone else who would like to.
Do you think Moschino intended to promote drug use?
Should it be pulled from stores?




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