Is ‘Migrant-Worker Plaid’ Making A Fashion Week Comeback?

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Some familiar plaid patterns on the street at Paris Fashion Week. (Tommy Ton)

In 2006, Louis Vuitton sparked the ire of Shanghai’s chicest residents when they noticed a bag that appeared on its runway closely resembled those used by many of China’s migrant workers when traveling home for the holidays. We couldn’t help but notice that some of the Paris Fashion Week street style shot by Tommy Ton looked familiar; can you see a resemblance?

For reference, here are the bags:

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Here is the Louis Vuitton bag from 2006:

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And here’s some more of the plaid at Paris Fashion Week:

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Look familiar? (Tommy Ton)

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