Moschino’s capsule collection of pill-themed clothes and accessories sent folks on social media into an uproar after the label showed its newest wares at its Spring 2017 runway show. Some argued that the pieces glamorized addiction, and it looks like a few retailers are also not feeling the Italian label’s latest.
The LA Times reports that Nordstrom has decided to pull the controversial capsule collection, due to customer complaints. As a spokesperson explained, “We appreciate all the constructive feedback we received from concerned customers and ultimately decided to remove the collection from our site and the three stores where we offered it.” A change.org petition started by Randy Anderson implores Saks Fifth Avenue to pull the pill-themed merch, but the retailer is still selling the items on their website. Looks like Nordstrom is taking the range’s slogan, “Just say MoschiNO” to heart.
“I always say, fashion is the only drug I do. It keeps me going … and if my shows can give you that feeling of awe and joy again, that’s my gift,” Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott said of the collection last month. “That’s what I’m passing on to you.”