I have to say at first, I didn’t want to feature this collection, as I really think the most of it is too much, but then I picked those look which closest to me Firstly, I couldn’t resist those gorgeously tailored (actually 3D printed!) checked coats and blazers. Secondly, the modern technique (again printed tailoring, how futuristic is that) they used, and thirdly, I like how Demna Gvasalia uses his position and clothes to draw attention to important matters and issues.
“If I could have had my first show for the second time, this was it, because for two years I’ve been exploring what the legacy of Cristóbal could be for today, and how I as a designer could be different as I also work for another brand. I had a creative revelation in October where I realised what I wanted to show today. This vision informed itself, which was why I decided to unite the men’s and women’s shows so it becomes one language and one creative message,” explained the designer.
There was some clothing featuring rainbow flags or the slogan that Balenciaga supports the World Food Programme, which is quite cool if you think about it, and no wonder so many wants to join the Gvasalia craze, whether it’s about Balenciaga or Vetements. “If I do a print it needs to have more to it than just being a print,” said simply Gvasalia, mentioning that they make donations to the World Food Programme. This is all very noble and all, but then what about the infamous DHL t-shirts? 😛
And don’t forget layering is cool!
Photos via vogue.co.uk