Cardi B wearing a custom Balenciaga sneaker corset for Offset's 30th birthday.


Cardi B’s Upcycled Corset Top Is Made From Balenciaga Sneakers

The rapper is getting in on the upcycled fashion trend.

On Tuesday, Dec. 21, Cardi B was spotted with Offset to celebrate her her husband’s 30th birthday. At the celebration, the Migos rapper was seen partying at a venue in Los Angeles, showing off his sneaker wall, and even receiving $2 million dollars as a gift from none other than his beloved partner.

At the event, Cardi B donned a jaw-dropping look dressed by her stylist Kollin Carter, opting for a multicolored corset made from Balenciaga sneakers, adorned with bright green laces falling from the hem and acting as a subtle fringe detail. She then wore the bold going-out top with a form-fitting pair of black leggings, strappy green heels, and accessorized with chunky diamond jewelry, including a layered necklace featuring the Playboy bunny motif. (She was recently named the first-ever creative director in residence for the global lifestyle brand.)

The top’s bra on Cardi B was constructed by L.A.-based designer Rey Ortiz, with the lace-up corset custom-made in partnership with sustainable fashion engineer Cierra Boyd, better known as friskmegood on social media. In a recent Instagram post, Boyd reposted a photo of Cardi B’s latest ‘fit and wrote, “#bardigang x #friskmegood custom @balenciaga sneaker corset, get into it. Bra by @fashionbyreyortiz x styled by @kollincarter 💚✅.”

“@iamcardib in #custom #deconstructed #sexybra made from @balenciaga sneakers paired of with custom deconstructed corset made by @friskmegood styled by @kollincarter during @offsetyrn birthday,” Ortiz added on Instagram.

In an interview back from 2020, Boyd told NYLON the inspiration and process behind her upcycled and eco-friendly creations, with the idea of making corsets out of sneakers coming from a fashion competition she entered in her hometown back in February 2019. “One of my three challenges was to make a piece without using any fabric,” the designer said. “I was having a hard time coming up with what material to use, but one night while I was brainstorming ideas, an episode of Vice came on about a guy who makes gas masks out of shoes. That really inspired me, so I decided to put my own twist on the concept by making a top out of shoes. I found some of my dad’s old sneakers in the attic and drafted up my top, but it didn’t fit my bust area like I was expecting."“

Check out Cardi B’s full outfit from Offset’s 30th birthday bash in more detail, below.