ICYMI: Balenciaga’s Spring 2023 runway show, held in early Oct, was a continuation of Demna’s ability to make a statement by elevating all things mundane – including the humble Lay’s potato chips packaging. It is moments like these that really make us think: “Could anything become fashionable?”
The avant-garde creation – which comes in four colour variations – is reported to set you back US$1,800 (SGD $2,558).
But Balenciaga isn’t alone in the pursuit of turning the most ordinary, everyday objects into fashion accessories. Judith Leiber, Schiaparelli and Olympia Le-Tan have been crafting kooky novelty bags for decades. But the current popularity of these attention-grabbing designs is worth noting. Clock Moschino Fall/Winter 2022 show where lamp shades became headwear, grandfather clocks informed bag designs and champagne buckets became literal arm candy.
For Moschino’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection, designer Jeremy Scott took inspiration from Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey and antiquated furniture one might find in a mansion.
In the spirit of wacky wearable fashion, we pulled together some of the most creative, novel accessories to cop.