Balenciaga first debuted their political, Bernie Sanders-inspired statement pieces in their Fall/Winter 2017 collection. And although creative director Demna Gvasalia denies that the designs were political or inspired by "The Bern," this has been exactly what made the collection such a hit, grabbing the attention of both hypebeasts and American voters that year.
Now the logo is back, this time on Balenciaga's leather Piscine Flat Sandals in "bleu ocean" at $595. Only this time, "2017" is out of the picture. Apt because, well, it's 2018 anyway and that political moment has passed.