These sneakers from Balenciaga appear ruined, but they are actually designed to last a long time to promote sustainable fashion. Photo: SCMP composite
These sneakers from Balenciaga appear ruined, but they are actually designed to last a long time to promote sustainable fashion. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Rubbish bin’ Balenciaga trainers that cost US$1,850 slammed by Chinese consumers who question value of luxury brands

  • The shoes are designed to look dirty and roughed up to draw attention to fashion’s role in environmental degradation
  • Chinese consumers said they were either too ugly to make an impact or were an example of tone-deafness

These sneakers from Balenciaga appear ruined, but they are actually designed to last a long time to promote sustainable fashion. Photo: SCMP composite
These sneakers from Balenciaga appear ruined, but they are actually designed to last a long time to promote sustainable fashion. Photo: SCMP composite
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