If Loewe‘s latest collection is about back to the nature in the most simple and raw form, than Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga is the opposite of that idea. His mind which was socialised in the Soviet era in the 80s, is all about boxy silhouettes, sharp lines, strong colors and artificial fabrics, like spandex for example.
Nothing new is here if we think of the separate elements. His main mission is blending the soft West European heritage of the iconic fashion house with his strange ideas about beauty. And this mix is pretty new and fascinating, something which the western world has never experienced before.
For me, who was born in the socialist Hungary (really, my birth certificate says People’s Republic of Hungary with the red star and all), this collection is more about bittersweet nostalgia of a past era, which sometimes is still cried back by older people, when seemingly everything was better, but still has its powerful consequences.
Actually, I kinda envy all of you, who have no idea what I’m talking about. But luckily we have Gvasalia who has the creative mind and proper tools to express these feelings by the language of fashion, and maybe you can understand me (too) a bit more.
Raise hands who knows what I’m talking about. 🙂
Photos via vogue.co.uk