Nike has some new sportswear for women and Twitter got a hold of it because something about them looked oddly familiar.
The khaki and black combo — which averages about $160 for the set — is actually very similar to certain uniforms in Mexico.
As Luis Ricardo from Puebla, Mexico, said on Twitter, the company must have been inspired by their public school uniforms.
Cómo dice la SEP "mantén los pants iguales hasta que venga Nike y se inspire en ellos" ¡y funcionó! pic.twitter.com/sFVfIqzeUA
— Luis Ricardo (@RamosAparte) February 22, 2018
“Like SEP says, ‘Keep the same pants until Nike gets inspired by them.’ And it worked,” @RamosAparte tweeted.
The new line is almost identical to that of uniforms delegated by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), which is known as Mexico’s public school system.
A publication in Mexico also agreed.
— Milenio.com (@Milenio) February 22, 2018
“The new #Nike collection will take you back to secondary school,” @Mileno added.
The color scheme is just too similar.
People straight up clowned Nike for the similarities.
I'm choking. Literally so many school uniforms in Mexico look like this. https://t.co/hbw6EWRw67
— Idalia Topete (@idalia_topete) February 23, 2018
They really are so similar to the school uniforms that it is hard not to clown them on it.
Some people on Twitter are having flashbacks to their school days.
Yep, I remember seeing these everyday. ??https://t.co/Smd4hKuhol
— Janel ♡♥ (@jvalles24) February 23, 2018
Imagine walking into a store and seeing your old school uniforms as the height of fashion. Talk about shook.
Others believe they can easily replicate the “fresh” look.
I'm gonna ask my cousins to send me their old uniforms then just add the Nike logo lmao ???
— Danny Bibiano (@DannyBibiano630) February 23, 2018
That is genius. Who wants to send me their uniforms so I can be all cool and stuff?
Some think the designer is just into Mexico’s taste in fashion.
i know i know, mexico is an inspiration we knew that already https://t.co/oZz6hHMZKA
— jen (@softodonoghues) February 23, 2018
When is Mexico not an inspiration?
But how many times have you seen school uniforms dictate fashion trends?
— flyestcouple (@flyestcouple) February 23, 2018
Some people did seem less than thrilled that it seems the coporation ripped off a Mexican school uniform.
Wouldn't be the first time a foreign company became "inspired" by Mexican work. https://t.co/wkfmS52wih
— Jorge APB (@ZefMex) February 22, 2018
Others hope Mexico is getting some kind of royalty check from the designers.
— Sɑϻвɑ™ Wakanda Forever ?? (@iiSamba) February 22, 2018