Cash for trash! Balenciaga is blasted for selling £1,470 ‘pouches’ ‘inspired by plastic garbage bags’
- Balenciaga is blasted for selling £1,470 ‘trash pouches’ which look like bin bags
- Many took to Twitter to question if the brand is conducting a social experiment
- One Twitter user said ‘luxury fashion’ is legal theft and ‘fashion is a joke’
- While another said they think designer fashion ‘is a morbid social experiment’
Balenciaga has been blasted for selling £1,470 ‘trash pouches’ which resemble plastic bin bags.
The luxury Spanish fashion house is selling the drawstring calfskin pouch, which the brand call a ‘trash pouch’, in four different colours including black, white, blue and yellow.
Many people have taken to Twitter to question whether the brand is conducting a social experiment, or simply trolling the masses.
On the Balenciaga website the label revealed: ‘The Trash Pouch is inspired by a garbage bag.’
Balenciaga is blasted for selling £1,470 ($1,790) ‘trash pouches’ which resemble plastic bin bags
The piece first debuted as part of the opening look from Balenciaga’s Fall 22 show during Paris Fashion Week in March.
The heartbreaking narrative for the show evoked the million-plus Ukrainians fleeing the war.
Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s creative director, who was once a child refugee himself, said the headlines ‘triggered the pain’ for him.
Therefore, he wanted the show to pay homage to the victims resistance and to focus on the ‘victory of love and peace.’
The piece first debuted as part of the opening look from Balenciaga’s Fall 22 show during Paris Fashion Week in March
When asked about the controversial product Demna, told WWD: ‘I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?’
However, people were baffled by the Trash Pouch and disappointed fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
One user said: ‘Luxury fashion’ is legal theft. High fashion is a joke at this point. Balenciaga made a ‘trash bag’ pouch for $1,790. And on top of shit like that, a lot of you fashion n***as just simply can’t dress.’
However, people were baffled by the Trash Pouch and disappointed fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts
Another said: ‘Balenciaga has a trash bag for sell for $1795. I think designer fashion is a morbid social experiment.’
Others wrote: ‘I’m convinced Balenciaga is a social experiment because there is no way they are charging 1.8K for a trash bag???’
Someone else wrote: ‘@BALENCIAGA deliberately sells ultra expensive signals of low status.
‘The rich buy them to differentiate themselves from the middle class, who are afraid to wear them for fear of being mistaken for low class.’
However one person seemed to be confused by all the negative Tweets, saying: ‘Everyone seem to hate that Balenciaga trash bag but I love it.’
Fan: However one person seemed to be confused by all the negative Tweets and they said ‘I love it’