Balenciaga launches lace-up earrings; leaves netizens baffled and scratching their heads

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Aug 23, 2022

Luxury fashion house Balenciaga is known for pushing boundaries and is no stranger to creating such outrageous designs and accessories that leave people scratching their heads. Recently, the fashion label went viral when it launched its trash bag-inspired “Trash Pouch,” and now the company has unveiled earrings that are literally just shoe laces.

Instagram page highsnobiety shared a photo of a woman wearing the lace earrings a week ago and it has received over 43,000 likes so far. A pair of black lace-up earrings is available for the modest sum of $261 (approximately Rs. 20,845). The page shared in the caption that if anyone wants to own these earrings, they can go to the MATCHESFASHION site or literally make a few.

Netizens expressed surprise in the comments section, with one netizen suggesting that Balenciaga must be “trolling for sure”.

“They hang around for sure,” one Instagram user commented. “At this point this is a performance and not a commodity,” another wrote. Another person said: “Balenciaga is a social experiment.”

“Balenciaga can make an adult diaper for a rack and people would still just cop,” said another netizen.
The Trash Pouch, which is inspired by garbage bags, retails for $1,790 (Rs 1.42 lakh approx) and can be purchased from the brand’s boutiques and websites.

Some time ago, the luxury fashion brand launched a limited collection of overly aged sneakers, named “Paris Sneaker”. The shabby looking shoes were made with completely destroyed cotton and rubber and were torn in many places.