The SneakerHead Top Handle Bag is the latest launch in Balenciaga's line of exclusive handbags pioneered by the brand's creative director, Demna Gvasalia. The luxury handbag draws inspiration from classic running shoes and features mesh, shoelaces, and faux leather in its construction, creating an athletic-looking esthetic. Through the SneakerHead Top Handle Bag's absurdist design, the bag forces designers to reconsider the limits of fashion.
The handbag comes in two sizes, small and medium, and three colorways: blue and gray, black and white, and pure black. The SneakerHead Top Handle Bag has a roomy interior. The exterior comes branded with subtle Balenciaga logos on the front, back, and sides. Balenciaga also offers a smaller phone holder bag in a similar sneaker-inspired style. The SneakerHead Top Handle Bags can be found on Balenciaga's online store.
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The SneakerHead Top Handle Bag is Made with Shoe Materials
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3. Absurdist Design in High-end Fashion - The use of unconventional and unexpected design elements in luxury fashion offers opportunities for designers to redefine what is considered fashionable and push boundaries
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3. Accessories - The trend of incorporating unconventional elements into high-end accessories can inspire designers to explore new ways of creating functional and stylish products