Balenciaga has released its Summer 2023 collection featuring “dirty” outfits covered in holes for over $5,000.
The unisex clothes are designed to look worn and grimy with large brown stains on the front and excessive holes on the back.
The clothing description reads “heavily destroyed and dirty effect,” and the items are “dry cleaning” only.
Balenciaga showcased its muddy fashion Spring 2023 collection during “The Mud Show” in October, where Kanye West opened the event in a tactical jacket trekking through heaps of mud.
The show became an online meme after models ditched traditional catwalk struts and instead leaned forward and pushed their way through the sludge.
Balenciaga has become known for taking high fashion risks, with outrageous styles like fisherman-style wader boots, laser beam destroyed hats, trash bag purses, and now filthy chic outfits.
However, the fashion house took the risqué approach too far last year with heavily-panned ads that featured children holding stuffed animals in bondage pieces.
The brand received worldwide backlash for the sexualized campaign, pulling the ads and addressing the controversial campaign on an Instagram post.
Balenciaga’s creative director, Demna, who worked on the campaign, posted a statement on Instagram as well, apologizing for the wrong artistic choice of concept for the gifting campaign with the kids.
The fashion house reportedly plans to hire a crisis management expert to clean up all the muck they created from the disturbing child-bondage campaign.