Could Crocs’ Collaboration With Balenciaga Save The World’s Ugliest Shoe?
Balenciaga crocs? It might seem like a misprint, but the fashion house made waves Sunday when it debuted a collaboration with Crocs as part of its Spring 2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Crocs, known as the ugliest of all ugly shoes, would appear to be an odd choice for the luxury Spanish designer. But Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia told Vogue that he chose to work with Crocs because “it’s a very innovative shoe. It’s light, it’s a one-piece foam mold and to me these kind of techniques and working with these kind of materials is very Balenciaga.” The designer produced a platform version of the slip-on sandal, complete with kitschy pins attached to the perforated upper. But Gvasalia is not the first designer to elevate the brand. Last year, designer Christopher Kane collaborated with Crocs for his 2017 Spring/Summer collection. Read more at Fortune.