8 Times That Fashion Designers Totally Surprised Us

This isn’t the first – and certainly not the last – time that a design house has stepped outside the comforts of fashion to create something wildly unexpected. It’s a clever way to let designers flex their creative muscles while keeping consumers on their toes.

Sometimes, though, the end product can be lost in translation, and the result is sometimes more WTF than wow (sometimes). Remember last year streetwear label Supreme surprised us all by releasing a limited edition brick (yes; the kind you build a house with) and slapped a €27 price tag on it? And remember that time Hermes unveiled a €11,500 basketball? Here are a few of the times that fashion designers gave us a little more (or in some cases, less) than we anticipated.

When Dolce and Gabbana went into the fridge-freezer business:

At a cost of over €30,000, it certainly doesn’t come cheap. But it’s guaranteed to give you the coolest home on the street…sorrynotsorry.

When Chanel wanted to prove that safety comes first with their ludicrous fire extinguisher:

Because fire deserves to be chic, too. A €9,000 price tag might dampen the flames quicker, though.

This charming Hermès bicycle for only €10,000:


And this Hermès €600 wooden nutcracker set:

You would want to have lost a few nuts to fork out that much for something that you inherently damage.


Speaking of forks; this decadent Versace Medusa Gilded Dinner Fork for €265:

Because food obviously tastes better when eaten with a golden utensil.


This unexplained Supreme brick:

It may seem cheap at €27, but this is a hefty price considering normal bricks retail at around €0.15.


Boomeranging it back to Chanel again with this….€1260 boomerang:

Keepin’ it cool with this Gucci fan:

In the words of Katy Perry; swish swish, bish


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