MYTHILO Vol. 7 // BALENCIAGA X CROCS
Updated: Jun 7, 2022
Jimmy Choo? Christian Louboutin? - You must be living in the Stone Age, lady!
I know myself the great attraction of dazzling names from the fashion world but at the moment neither Choo nor Louboutin can hold a candle to the Balenciaga Highheel "Madame", which they designed in cooperation with Crocs!
Let's face it - the worse a product looks the more comfortable/better it is. If you want to nibble on this forbidden fruit, you pay a high price for it: mobbing, social decline, dismissal and even divorce. If the addiction pressure is nevertheless so high and you want to escape public exposure, you have to live in a parallel world with a new identity: At night in strange cities, in one's own basement, or better yet, in the room behind the door that appears when the library slowly slides aside at the push of a button. That's exactly where there's room for these design sins: Waterbeds, massage chairs, trainer pants and, indeed, Crocs.
The world has changed overnight and the fashion world is upside down. Crocs have ascended to the throne and now look down on everyone who smiled at them for years. How did it come to this?
A rational technical-physical explanation would be to claim that it's easier to give a Croc a heel than to clean out stables in Manolo Blahnik's. But fashion has never been concerned with practical aspects so there must be another reason.
I think I know the answer: huge ostrich-balls made of steel!
My dear designer friend, I admire your courage. If there were any legal substances involved in the creation process, you must bottle them and distribute them at the big fashion events in Paris, Milan or New York. It would need more of your format.
Crocs with heel - I love you and your creator!