Balenciaga is following up its common Crocs collaboration with a second high-fashion assortment.
Creative director Demna Gvasalia debuted his newest collaboration with the footwear model through the design home’s spring 2022 runway present, dressing fashions in Crocs rainboot kinds, high-heeled Crocs clogs and platform pool slides in inexperienced, grey and black.
The new Balenciaga Crocs kinds weren’t the one eye-catching equipment from Gvasalia’s spring 2022 assortment. The assortment additionally continued the Hacker Project between Gucci and Balenciaga, the place Gvasalia offered signature Gucci purse kinds and patterns, however with the Gucci “G” logos swapped out for a “B.” The venture is supposed to “explore and question the ideas of authenticity, counterfeiting and appropriation within the fashion industry,” in response to the Balenciaga present notes.
Gvasalia first teamed with Crocs for Balenciaga’s spring 2018 ready-to-wear assortment, the place the designer dressed a number of fashions in platform Crocs clogs in pink, inexperienced, yellow and black. The Crocs kinds got here with an array of cartoon-like Jibbitz, that are Crocs charms, in pictures just like the Balenciaga brand, flowers, peace indicators and stars.
“It’s a very innovative shoe,” Gvasalia advised Vogue in regards to the first collaboration. “It’s light, it’s a one-piece foam mold and to me, these kinds of techniques and working with these kinds of materials is very Balenciaga.”
Gvasalia’s first Balenciaga x Crocs collaboration retailed for $850 and offered out instantly. The model has not revealed when the brand new assortment might be obtainable on the market or how a lot it’ll retail for.
This is the newest high-fashion collaboration to come back from Crocs. The model has been ramping up its partnerships over the previous few years, teaming with different main vogue manufacturers like Christopher Kane, Barneys New York, Alife and Chinatown Market. Crocs has additionally elevated its movie star partnerships and has lately labored with Post Malone, Justin Bieber and Bad Bunny. Its newest collaboration with Diplo launched on Tuesday.
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