High fashion can be a very strange place to the regular person, especially after news of Italian fashion label Bottega Veneta’s ‘ramen noodle’ high heels went viral. After all, some would say that high fashion is art in itself and like all art, is up to personal interpretation. But it’s kind of hard to ‘interpret’ certain aspects of high fashion, when they’re literally shameless copies of everyday items stamped with an expensive label, and sold to you at double, if not triple the price.
So let us show you some alternatives to these high fashion items that you can get for a lot cheaper. Like, for free. Almost.
1. Bottle-cap earrings from Balenciaga.
Yes, they are exactly what they sound like. Plastic bottle caps that you can find on every mineral water bottle, but only in the form of earrings.
2. Blanket bag from Balenciaga
This one is probably a familiar sight in many family cupboards, stashed away with the rest of the blankets and pillows that aren’t being used. Hey, it’s high fashion!
3. Bazaar Shopping Tote from Balenciaga
Every ah-ma’s dream bag, the nylon travel bag featured in many Cantonese television dramas is now reinterpreted as a very, very expensive ‘tote’ from Balenciaga, made out of supple calf leather.
4. Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel (Limited Edition)
Rarely seen and even lesser-known among fashion enthusiasts, this is Louis Vuitton’s Urban Satchel, which is a bag that was made out of scraps of literal garbage. And no, the price is exactly what is listed below. No joke. In fact, it’s considered to be the most expensive Louis Vuitton bag ever made.
5. Louis Vuitton Raindrop Besace
Created out of a ‘waterproof’ canvas material, the Louis Vuitton Raindrop Besace bag somewhat resembles a very soft, very baggy um… rubbish bag, don’t you think? No? Just us?
6. Bottega Veneta Heels (unreleased)
And these of course, are the infamous ‘ramen noodle’ heels everyone’s seeing everywhere. Dunno how you gonna DIY this, but hey, we’re sure it’s possible somehow.
While we’re not saying that you’ll get the look 100%, you’ll probably be able to get a very SIMILAR aesthetic for a lot less money. Just saying.