Founded in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, French designer Balenciaga has long stood at the forefront of fashion with its continual redefining of modern day trends and reshaping of couture. With each new Artistic Director comes a contemporary take on silhouette, material, and character, but the overall Balenciaga vision remains edgy and elegant. With the latest lineup of Artistic Directors: Nicolas Ghesquiere (1997-2012), Alexander Wang (2012-15), and now Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia, the fashion house carries forward with its avant-garde aesthetics—such as Gvasalia’s off-the-shoulder down jackets paired with stiletto heels and stirrup ski pants. Balenciaga is one label that is able to push these boundary lines and have us constantly reevaluating what we find appealing. Balenciaga is known for revolutionizing women’s and men’s fashion with never-before-seen offerings of bags and purses, clothing, accessories, shoes and much more. Shop Buyma’s exclusive collection of women’s and men’s Balenciaga bags, shoes, clothing, and more items in our online Balenciaga store.