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April Clare Welsh
10 July 2024, 12:21

You can now buy a €3,500 “raver used bracelet” from Balenciaga

"This distressed version requires the skills of an artist to imbue it with a worn and aged look"

Raver used bracelet
Photo credit: Balenciaga

Balenciaga are selling a “raver used bracelet” that costs an eye-watering €3,500.

Made in France, the hand-embroidered bracelets, which resemble worn festival bands, are made using artisanal techniques that originated in the 1850s: "seed stitch, drawn thread work, point de Boulogne, satin stitch, stem stitch, and front-and-back chain stitch," according to the site description.

"This distressed version requires the skills of an artist to imbue it with a worn and aged look," adds the blurb, which explains that the manufacturing process requires a "full day's work".

Each bracelet is fully adjustable and available in three colourways, including pink, black and blue polyester. Check it out here.

The "raver used bracelet" is part of Balenciaga's Autumn/Winter 2024 range, steered by creative director Demna, which also includes a bracelet that looks like a roll of sellotape.

According to Jing Daily, the tape bracelet will set you back $3,300 and is the latest addition to Balenciaga's memeification of fashion that has also spanned handbags resembling packets of Lays potato chips.

In other music-adjacent fashion news, last month saw the launch of M.I.A.'s new "tin foil hat” that claims to "99.99 per cent of Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G” from the brain.