Although the runway lineup of celebrities for Balenciaga’s 51st Couture shows in Paris garnered much attention, the accessories on display may have been even more intriguing. A fully functional speaker bag created in association with Bang & Olufsen stands out among the others.
At Balenciaga’s 51st Couture presentation in Paris, a Bang & Olufsen and Balenciaga collaboration was unveiled. The Balenciaga I Bang & Olufsen Speaker Bag was carried by models along the catwalk to transmit the music, a crucial component of every Balenciaga show, to the audience.
Demna demonstrated in Balenciaga’s 51st Couture show that she is capable of more than just producing eye-catching collections; as is customary with the designer, nothing was as straightforward as it seemed.
The models wore the best clothing from the house for the show, including Kardashian, Quinn, Naomi, Hadid, Dua Lipa, Nicole Kidman & Eduardo Camavinga. Still, there were subtle negotiations over Demna’s subversive tendencies, like the new Balenciaga collab of Bang & Olufsen Bag Speakers.
A Functional Speaker Bag
The speaker bag was developed in partnership with the Danish consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen, fusing the cutting-edge and futuristic style of Balenciaga with the technological prowess of Bang & Olufsen. Creative director Demna is now redesigning face shields and bags because a bag with a speaker and a full-faced shield was spotted on the Couture Show runway.
The speaker bag is a fully functional bag and portable speaker that was designed to mirror the sculptural form of Balenciaga’s handbags. It is a true hybrid that pushes the boundaries of design perception and merges the worlds of fashion and technology in novel ways.
The speaker bag does what its name implies; it combines Bluetooth music-playing features with a purse’s storage options. Each suitcase was made of sturdy aluminum before being delivered to Bang & Olufsen’s Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark. It underwent a meticulous hand-polishing procedure, giving it its streamlined, anodized appearance.
The speaker unit’s perforations and the function controls are on one side of the bag, just below the handle. The other side is plain and has a hinged door for your purse’s necessities. Both partners offer inky black and silver-gray bag variants and brand them with their names.
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A door at the back of the speaker bag opens to expose a sizable compartment covered in handcrafted Italian lambskin leather by Balenciaga. Balenciaga and Bang & Olufsen’s trademarks are laser-carved onto the top of each piece, which is completed with a set of controls positioned beneath the handle.
A potent portable speaker with up to 18 hours of battery life and multipoint connectivity is concealed behind the eye-catching aluminum casing. Although the speaker bag is a custom design with a cutting-edge, innovative layout, the foundations of sound quality and the user experience are considered at every stage.
The device has Bluetooth capabilities for hands-free listening and carrying. The item is already on sale at Balenciaga’s brand-new couture shop, which launched the same day at 10 Avenue George V.
In the judgment of Bang Olufsen’s chief designing officer, this bag is an example of what can be produced when two incredibly unique businesses with outstanding artistry collaborate. Only 20 special edition bags are available, so don’t count on them to become Balenciaga’s new signature bag.