Balenciaga has become one of the most difficult luxury brands in recent months due to recent shows. About half a year ago, the company starred in one of its most famous mistakes, after it was forced to withdraw a campaign in which minors appeared photographed with stuffed animals, which were dressed in sadomasochism (BDSM) costumes.
Since then, any mistake has been subject to firm criticism, with a consistent loss of following and even sales, even from some celebrities. The company, which was born in San Sebastián, is not going through its best moment with Demna Gvasalia, its creative director.
Although Balenciaga has always been known for its disruptive designs, it is true that it has recently been brought to an extreme. This is evidenced by the most recent releases that made a mark in the Paris fashion week and which generated controversy on social networks. Users say that the clothes that are put up for sale do not correspond to the high price that customers pay for these clothes and some say very clearly: it looks like “homeless clothes”.
These are the cheap and dirty pants that Balenciaga sells
Balenciaga’s latest dress, which became the focus of criticism, was a wide-cut pair of trousers with different slits in both the front and back. Its lack of functionality is evident, as the black texture has various effects of clothing, and also brown spots that simulate dirt.
It was the horizontal slits on the back that attracted the attention of internet users the most, since the pockets go from the bottom to the ankles of the pants. Thus, these trousers are more like a pair of torn and worn ones than freshly released ones, which are often referred to as ‘fugitives’ (in a wandering fashion).
Super destroyed some black by Balenciaga Balenciaga
The amazing thing really comes in terms of the price of this dress: these “super destroyed oversized pants in black” sell for a price of about 2,000 coins, in the interest of the old and broken look they present. “I have a few of those who work on a construction site and matching shirts,” said an Internet user on social networks, where these pants have sparked a lot of criticism.
It’s not the first time a brand has been involved in a scandal of this level. A few months ago, Balenciaga launched a leather bag that almost mimicked the legendary garbage bag that we all have in our homes.
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This accessory, offered by Demna Gvasalia, is made of calfskin and is sold on the brand’s website for 1,400 European coins.