It could maybe have been a hidden request from GF to the designer in question now that he seems to have some expertise in pop culture. Just because he designed clothes based on Power Rangers and co. in the past doesn't mean the timing isn't 'off'.
I really feel second-hand embarrassment when I'm reading posts of people trying to show off as if they know stuff about the UK but actually don't.
UK and Sinnoh (remakes) could form a very nice pair. Also, if that's the case, I can't wait to feed my character lots of Magikarp and Patoto berries.