BALENCIAGA & CROCS?

November 5, 2021

TAKING UGLY INTO HIGH FASHION?

A fashion show that served as commentary on society and social media manipulations, Balenciaga’s Spring-Summer 2022 show was perhaps the world’s trippiest fashion show. Balenciaga used digital manipulation to show how “deep fakes” could be used so perfectly that one might even question what reality is. A little like stepping into the Matrix world.

Among the many highlights of the fashion show were Balenciaga’s collaborative pieces with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Crocs’ Crocs.

Those infamous plastic clogs that are loved by middle America have been made into sexy heels. Demna Gvasalia has left behind the disco-tastic platform clogs he made from Crocs the last time he worked with them.

Now you can buy the Cross boots and heels. The Balenciaga x Crocs women’s boots come in various fun colours, and sell for $695.00. The same is presented when looking at the The Balenciaga x Crocs men’s boots! And those sell for $695.00. As for the Balenciaga x Crocs stiletto mule, it comes in hot pink, gray, white, and black. Both of these would make excellent Christmas gifts.

These Crocs, however ugly, cute and weird they may look, have gained the designer touch and are flying out of shops and into closets almost as fast as light. Therefore, they are unlikely to stay on the shelves for long.