Sunday, January 22, 2017

BEAUTY: Shoes--Balenciaga

Balenciaga, the house started by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1919, has seen a veritable revolving door of creative directors in the last five years. After Nicolas Ghesquière left the house in 2012, futurist Alexander Wang took over (see some amazing, sleek, collections previously posted here, here, and here) only for him to part ways with the house in 2015.

Enter Demna Gvasalia, a Georgian designer who has previously worked at Maison Margiela and at Vuitton. His Fall-winter collection was nice enough, all square cut suits and ankle-length boxy overcoats...pleasant enough. But the delightful spanner in the works was the amazing moto-cross boots he showed under the rather traditional suiting. The juxtaposition is SO cool...

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