BALENCIAGA SPRING 2018
What do you think when you hear the name Balenciaga?
Whatever it is, I'm it has changed over the last decade. Demna Gavsalia, the creative director of Balenciaga, has changed your perception once again. “I wanted it to be more Demna, less Cristóbal this time,” he explained. “After the past few seasons, I could feel myself getting restrained by homages.” So, can he define what “Demna” is? “Something more vicious. Gothic, in a way,” he replied. “Fashion is a reflection of the way we live. I wanted this feeling [that] something dangerous is going to happen.” And he pointed at the heavily spiked, ankle-strapped pointy stilettos which captured his mood. “I’m pleased with them,” he said.
Here's what Sarah Mower, one of my Favorite writers at Paris, Vogue had to say about the collection.
Recognizably, it was a Balenciaga collection much nearer to the practice he brought to the world with his brand, Vetements. Showing in a cavernously dark place, he reconfigured archetypal clothes, segueing through men’s striped shirts, punk tartans, ladylike pencil skirts, T-shirts, utility jackets, and negligees. Soon, it became apparent that the pileups of garments weren’t just a matter of layering. Trench coats were attached to denim jackets; lingerie slips attached to turtlenecks, lace camisoles joined to polka dot chiffon dresses, and so on. Said Sarah Mower
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