Spring 2012: Balenciaga

12 Dec

Ghesquière’s collection for Spring was seriously well-regarded. This was hailed as the first “real fashion” that’s emerged in a while. The story of a few benches collapsing before the start of the show added to the atmosphere — building up tension before he blew everyone away. Ghesquière spoke in an interview about this collection saying, “But this famous, and for me, a very functional, concept of Cristobal is the idea of the space between the body and the fabric. The clothes float away from the body. It’s one of the big iconic things of Balenciaga. The fluidity of floating is beautiful, but it is something else. An architectural piece floating around the body is very structural. I think it’s something that Balenciaga invented” (WWD). This collection is the epitome of reinvention. There were masculine cuts but they didn’t really feel masculine, maybe just oversized. This was colorblocking like it is meant to be done — metallic and striped, like cubism epitomized in fashion. From the hot pants to the jackets, to the dresses and wrapping this collection was just awe-inspiring. Ghesquière set the bar really high for himself, it is hard to believe he will be able to top this. The most stunning pieces were the end ones when they got less flashy — the wrapped pieces were insanely flattering and the fabulous pants and unusual Watteau jackets on the back with the leather and the pleated skirt…really stunning. Worth watching the show – 

Credit: youtube.com/WWD.com/style.com

Balenciaga Fall 2011

Balenciaga Spring 2011

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