Earlier this month, SpaceX launched a Dragon Cargo Capsule to the ISS with its new Falcon 9 Rocket Booster, China successfully launched astronauts to the new Tianhe Space Station last weekend, and NASA was planning to make their first-ever visit to the dark side of the Moon. With all these events happening, the space race seems to be up once again, and with Demna Gvasalia‘s Balenciaga exploring all the arenas of pop culture from Crocs to Hello Kitty, this NASA collaboration is not much of a surprise.
Stationed in 2031 and inspired by space travel tools, the collaboration endorses NASA logos from “disparate eras suggesting retro astronaut wear from a time before mass space travel, repurposed into futuristic outwear.” The vast lineup consists of over-the-top silhouettes with highlights including the large Space backpack, ripstop Space Parka resembling a spacesuit, and silver Chevalier 110MM Bootie. The accessories compartment include the cyberpunk metal sunglasses in blue aluminum, baseball caps with sewn space patches on the front and sides, engraved hook keyrings, NASA logo socks, and silk logo scarves.
All the pieces feature the legendary “the worm” logo, announced in the ’70s, discontinued in the ’90s, and revived on the “Falcon 9” rocket for joint launch missions with SpaceX last year. Even the NASA’s “meatball” logo and other Apollo imagery are used
This collection is priced at a retail range of $150 USD to $5050 USD and is available on sale at select Balenciaga stores and online.
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