This collection is the opportunity for Demna Gvasalia to continue the Balenciaga heritage, which is necessary for the survival of modern fashion, where ready-to-wear dominates with the mass market. Demna mixes the heritage codes of haute couture with her more personal and urban vision. A parade without music, where the models walk silently with soft steps.
Austere but elegant tailoring looks debuts the collections. The suits and tuxedos are inspired by those worn by Cristobal Balenciaga himself, with the large shoulder and excellently cut wide-leg.
We can also appreciate the high-level tailoring of waisted jackets, wool, and cashmere coats with luxury details such as the black onyx buttons.
Fur and feathers become perfect trompe l'oeil, thanks to the art of high-density thread embroidery. Demna also includes Japanese denim pants and technical sportswear fabrics in this couture wardrobe to give a younger attitude.
Concerning the palette, Balenciaga is the new Black. But colour punchlines surprise the sight with opera coats and dresses, finishing off with a beautiful wedding dress, reminiscent of a Cristobal archive from 1967. The collection refreshes the Instagram page, where all the content has been deleted. Will Balenciaga decide to disappear from Instagram like Bottega Veneta? Case to follow.