Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula unknowingly started a Twitter frenzy when he posted a picture of Mr Price shoes.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula unknowingly started a Twitter frenzy when he posted a picture showing a pair of shoes sporting what looks like the Gucci colour logo.
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile)January 8, 2020
Captioning the picture “Mr Price”, the simple black mules have an uncanny resemblance to the Italian luxury brand’s three-colour code. Many tweeps were of the same opinion, sparking a flurry of memes.
Y’all thought U gonna wear Gucci alone?? Banyise mr price, we will be same fanana in the streets soon soon!!pic.twitter.com/EnCmUvXUIu
— Male Alpha (@thami_tzz)January 8, 2020
Thank you Mr Price, now I don’t have to wear these fakes anymore. From now on they gonna put respect on my namepic.twitter.com/9WKUmQR0JP
— Rorisang (@RB_Mametsa)January 8, 2020
I got Alexander Macwhatwhat there😂😂 and I’m happy, Mr Price keep it up, you are doing the Lord’s workpic.twitter.com/f5pxIw6Day
— Princess_G (@cebilegwebu)January 8, 2020
Who owns Mr Price asking for a friend…pic.twitter.com/lpMGvvdTeN
— Mpho Juke Of Vaal (@Vaalvision66)January 8, 2020
Mr Price will never let us down yaz cheapest price u can get always nam senginayo I gutsha thanks Mr Pricepic.twitter.com/Sk1bIu5deQ
— Master piece😍 (@therealxolo)January 8, 2020
On closer inspection though, the Mr Price version of the shoes are not the same as the Gucci colours. Eagle-eyed fashionistas would have noticed that Gucci’s colours are Light Gold, Bangladesh Green and Rufous – no black in sight.
It’s still a clever move on the fashion retailer’s part as a way of avoiding copyright infringement. No doubt Mbalula’s post will help improve sales, as it’s already garnered more than 500 retweets and 3.5K likes.