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INTEREST: H&M Taps Into Otaku Style for Spring Collection


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jmfsilenthill



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Behold the cringe.
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Cerceaux



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Yikes, those are hideous... Shocked
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:56 pm Reply with quote
I don't see what's wrong with this. It looks kinda nice and less cringeworthy (just as long it doesn't make you look weird). Although I did find this a bit unexpected when I saw this article. Nice to see H&M using anime to create something fashionable.
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VORTIA
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:59 pm Reply with quote
The hoodie is kind of cute, but the rest is really painful.
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Tempest_Wing



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:09 pm Reply with quote
Eeeehh?
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yotsubafanfan



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:10 pm Reply with quote
Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, NOPE! Forever 21 MIGHT be able to pull this off but anyone else is just a heck of a ton of NOPE!
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yotsubafanfan



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:12 pm Reply with quote
I can't wait to see how many weeaboo's we get out of this. It's the beginning of the end for our love of Kawaii everyone. Grab your Hello Kitty's, Rillakuma's and Mameshiba's, and Pokemon plush toy's. You're gonna need them the direction this is going.

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Felicity dash





PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:14 pm Reply with quote
mdo7 wrote:
I don't see what's wrong with this.


Well the only one I see that has a problem is the one saying "Kawaii cutie."


That being said I'd totally buy the anime character pants more than the sweatshirt.
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Freyanne



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:22 pm Reply with quote
I don't think they look that bad, honestly. I admit i winced a bit at the Kawaii Cutie shirt, but a part of me does like that anime girl sweater (although for that one, I'd definitely would have to see it in person and would sooner buy the leggings/pants version).
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:25 pm Reply with quote
I think most of the potential customers looking into these outfits might be more comfortable wearing the anime girl sweater than the bland-looking pink "Kawaii Cutie" shirt for obvious reasons.
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Raebo101



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:26 pm Reply with quote
Doesn't "kawaii" mean "cute" in Japanese? "Cute Cutie?" It's a little redundant. Confused
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:32 pm Reply with quote
A sweater and sweatshirt, just in time for spring. Rolling Eyes

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PmChivas



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:53 pm Reply with quote
Cerceaux wrote:
Yikes, those are hideous... Shocked


My thoughts exactly. Did they even check with an actual focus group to see if these designs would sell? Was the designer on acid? These are absolutely horrible. Mad
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Miyanoai



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:00 pm Reply with quote
Raebo101 wrote:
Doesn't "kawaii" mean "cute" in Japanese? "Cute Cutie?" It's a little redundant. Confused


That is exactly what it is, making it perfect for weeaboos...*sighs* I clicked on this article hoping for something less insulting. I will stick to Hot Topic thank you.
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Lord Dcast



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:09 pm Reply with quote
Oh no. This will create so many Weeaboos. So many damn Weeaboos...
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