If your heart is all up in Vetements, then you’ll be very happy to hear the news. One of the founders of the hottest brand on Parisian ground, Demna Gvasalia, has successfully succeeded Alexander Wang at the creative head of Balenciaga. One of the results is an unforgettable set of it-bags that draws fully from street code and popular culture. And that is no surprise coming from one of Vetement’s founders, you’ll say. And you’d be right.
Much controversy was sparked over the Balenciaga shopper’s incredible similarity to the rainbow bags used in Thailand. The resemblance (shown in the picture above) is quite striking, but this certainly didn’t stop the fashion house. The very same Department of Intellectual Property Thailand exonerated Balenciaga claiming that “It’s unlikely anybody can sue Balenciaga because the materials and shapes are different” (as quoted on Vogue).
More than Thai market bags, these soon-to-be it accessories remind us of the Ikea shoppers. Does this mean we can take our blue and yellow plastic carry-everything bags and call it a fashion statement? For all the things Ikea bags have helped us carry, from furniture down two blocks to travel essentials, we very much hope so.