My Little Zagreb By 

A NEW COALITION WINS!


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I’ll admit fashion has never been one of my strong sides. I’m not competent enough to judge why women around the world are going crazy over H&M’s new clothing line, but if I hear the world Balmain one more time, my brain will pop. I won’t comment on the collection because I’m not cut out for such a thing, but when I saw the video from the Cvjetni Square in Zagreb, I almost dropped my mug.

I couldn’t stop looking at that immense mass of furious creatures who were running over each other, pushing and fighting for a piece of clothing while the window glass glistened with the laughing reflection of the girl who was filming it. It was really funny, but only in the first instant. In the second, I was already embarrassed. I felt ashamed thinking that it takes a coat, a plastic belt or a bracelet to draw out superhuman strength and a fighting drive out of these women. We try so hard to change the perception of women, yet it takes us only 15 minutes to showcase each and every stereotype about crazy broads. And it doesn’t stop there. The footage of a girl who managed to grab most of the collection items and sell them for 200 HRK a piece so that other girls would even have the chance to buy them at the cashier is a true image of Croatia. You can’t tell who’s crazier – the one who got the idea or the women who paid her so that they could buy it, before the eyes of sales assistants and security. So sad.

My friend explained to me yesterday what the point is: it’s not cool to have a Balmain bag in December – you have to have it now. She happened to be in Warsaw and said that women there were equally hypnotized by this. I couldn’t shake the image of the Dawn of the Walking Dead. Zombies occupied the mall because it reminded them of life – except that in my version, they want to get hold of clothes, not people. As a Facebook friend said – if it had run for the election, the coalition of Balmain and H&M would have won at least a few seats in the Parliament. I’m afraid he might be completely right.

 

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