|1.||jumped the pig|
the moment when a luxury or fashion brand begins an irreparable decline into mass market obscurity and irrelevance.
often precipitated by introducing a lower-level line or announcing a collaboration with a non-prestige brand.
similar to the phrase jump the shark, but goes beyond merely assessing quality & creativity of the product; cultural relevance and loss of respect by the cultural elite are important elements as well. applies exclusively to luxury brands.
the H&M capsule collection was bad enough, but when they heard about the collaboration with UGG, the fashionistas knew Jimmy Choo had jumped the pig.