- Weibo users did not hold back while criticizing a campaign for Balenciaga’s “extremely worn” limited-edition sneakers worth $1,850.
- Images of the costly Balenciaga Paris Sneaker started circulating on Chinese social media this week, with over 2.12 million users already talking about them.
- The sneakers depicted in the photos, which the Spanish fashion house described as “extremely worn, marked up, and dirtied,”, were reportedly designed to comment on how fast fashion and human consumption negatively affect the environment.
- Weibo users claimed that the shoes seem more like “an example of tone-deafness from wealthy people,” with one Weibo user asking, “Is it a game for the rich?”
Weibo users did not hold back while criticizing a campaign for Balenciaga’s “extremely worn” limited edition sneakers worth $1,850.
Images of the costly, “full destroyed” Balenciaga Paris Sneaker started circulating on Weibo this week, with over 2.12 million users already talking about them, South China Morning Post reported. The photos depict pairs of shoes that appear to have been found in a lake or garbage bin, according to several users.
Balenciaga has come under fire yet again — this time in China for what social media users are calling “tacky,” “gaudy” and “tasteless” handbags.
In time for the Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival) on Aug. 25, the French fashion house launched a new collection of bags that featured various expressions of love, including “He loves me,” “You love me,” “I love you” and “I love me.”
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from Balenciaga to NextShark.
An emerging Vietnamese fashion designer in Germany has accused Balenciaga of stealing, appropriating and profiting from her idea of female motorbike riders in Vietnam.
Balenciaga unveiled leather handbags sporting the iconic feline Hello Kitty at the recent Paris Fashion Week.
Available in pink, white, and black, the bags feature the character’s ears, whiskers and signature red bow. The models presented the bags with a black satin-like material with the brand’s name in white cursive peeking from the top.
Balenciaga has come under fire on Chinese social media after one of its Paris stores allegedly mistreated two Chinese customers in favor of French-Albanians.
The incident, which took place inside a high-end shopping mall on April 25, was caught in a video posted by user Paituzhuli on WeChat. The store was holding a sales event.