In 2015, Demna Gvasalia (who formerly designed at Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton, and Vetements) was announced as Alexander Wang’s replacement at Balenciaga. As its new creative director, Gvasalia immediately set out on a different path in the industry.
While designers at other luxury houses aim for exclusivity, Gvasalia has worked to democratize Balenciaga. One of his first moves at the house: to exaggerate the branding on its more accessible products. At first, he focused on baseball caps, but as the style started to make a comeback, Gvasalia also began designing fanny packs with this technique.
Keeping them all minimalistic, he created many different styles. Though they differ in material or pocket placement, each waist bag is detailed with only the brand name in contrasting, block letters. Gvasalia lets the logo do all the talking.
The Everyday Belt Pack is crafted of natural grain Calfskin leather and has an adjustable, nylon strap. It features a spacious main compartment and front zipper pocket, which is detailed with Balenciaga’s brand name. The Everyday Belt Pack is available in black with a white logo or white with a black logo.
The Weekend Belt Wallet is crafted of patent Lambskin leather and has an adjustable buckle strap. Slender, it features two front zipper pockets, which are sized to fit cards and cash. Its lower pocket is detailed with Balenciaga’s brand name. The Weekend Belt Wallet is also available in recycled nylon. In both materials, it is black with a white logo.
The Explorer Belt Pack is crafted of recycled nylon and has a matching adjustable strap. It features multiple hooks and multi-directional pockets, including a front zipper pouch that is stitched with a brand name patch. The Explorer Belt Pack is also available in patent Lambskin leather. In both materials, it is black with a white logo.
To get the logo look at a more affordable price, shop these Balenciaga Belt Bags from our pre-owned collection. Looking for something a little more luxe? We also stock the Balenciaga Sharp and Souvenirs Belt Bags.