First of all, I love Demna Gvasalia. Vetements had that impact when it first came to the scene—it was progressive, unexpected, and he challenged how we usually perceive fashion. For example, his take on Levi’s is fresh and it gives out an effortless vibe.
And while he did a 360-degree turn as far as designing Balenciaga, his collections for the house showed his strength in precision tailoring and creating high impact looks since he took over the brand. Fast forward to now—the Crocs.
Gvasalia reimagined the Crocs as a platform sandal complete with plastic pins (for customization options). It looks clunky and doesn’t elevate the dresses it was paired with. I am all for juxtaposition but the thing with matching opposing elements is that they are either a hit or a miss. And this did not hit the mark for me. They don’t look practical. Some fashionistas may argue otherwise and I will agree to some extent but this is borderline ridiculous. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
Sure, there is a market for these quirky clogs—I’m thinking the Japanese can pull this off with their eccentric and offbeat approach to fashion, the Balenciaga faithfuls, and maybe some who are drawn to the novelty of it. Whatever rocks your boat, right?
I am not a hater but I was never a fan of Crocs. Never had one and I don’t plan on acquiring a pair ever. I don’t care how comfortable they are because they look so tacky—not my cup of tea. And I don’t think I’m the only one who has this opinion about this footwear. What do you say? Do you like this collab between Balenciaga and Crocs? Did it make you excited? Would you wear one?