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Balenciaga's Couture Objects Collection Includes a Speaker Bag and a Refillable Candle

Debuting collaborations with Bang & Olufsen and Mercedes Benz.

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Balenciaga's Couture Objects Collection Includes a Speaker Bag and a Refillable Candle

Debuting collaborations with Bang & Olufsen and Mercedes Benz.

Following the brand’s 51st showcase at Paris Couture Week, Balenciaga released a collection of couture objects, some of which were first spotted on the runway. The show, which took place on July 6, saw the likes of Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Christine Quinn and Naomi Campbell, alongside other VIP names walking the runway in custom Demna Gvasalia looks.

Alongside the apparel, Balenciaga debuted its new collaboration with tech brand Bang & Olufsen in the form of a hybrid speaker bag. Part bag, part Bluetooth sound system, the piece can be used as a portable speaker, a functional purse or both. Offered in a limited-edition run, the bag consists of solid aluminum which has been pearl-blasted, anodized and hand-polished at the Bang & Olufsen factory in Denmark. Only 20 editions of the product will be available for purchase, solely through the brand’s newly opened Couture store in Paris.

The collection also saw the debut of Balenciaga’s new, high-tech face shield, created in collaboration with Mercedes-AMG F1 Applied Science, an engineering-focused division of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd which seeks to leverage aerospace and motorsport technologies. Made up of ink-tinted, coated polyurethane which has been molded and polished by hand, the new face mask combines anti-fog technology with aerodynamics and seeks to ensure a stabilized intake of CO2.

Another standout product from the new collection is the refillable candle, encased in a mirror-polished holder designed with Lausanne-based design studio Panter & Tourron. Fusing together scents of burnt incense, tobacco smoke and tanned leather, the candle seeks to revive the smell of Balenciaga’s Couture salon, utilizing extracted molecules from the Paris Couture House which first opened in 1937. Available in travel and home sizes, the candle also can be used as a standalone sculptural object. Handcrafted porcelain figurines make up the final part of the collection, modeled after original Balenciaga Couture looks.

The Balenciaga Objects collection is now available for purchase from the Paris flagship.

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