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Luxury fashion house Balenciaga was founded in Spain by Cristobal Balenciaga from San Sebastian in 1917 and is now under the French multinational company Kering which also owns luxury brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen. The brand has long stood at the forefront of fashion, continually redefining modern-day trends and reshaping couture. With each new Artistic Director comes a contemporary take on silhouette, material, and character, with the overall Balenciaga vision remaining edgy and elegant. The powerhouse lineup of Artistic Directors that has been at the helm of the brand’s success includes Nicolas Ghesquiere, Alexander Wang, and now Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia.
Gvasalia’s modern designs and aesthetics carries forward an avant-garde direction for the brand’s collections that includes off-the-shoulder down jackets paired with stiletto heels and stirrup ski pants. Balenciaga is one label that pushes boundary lines and have many fashion-conscious people constantly re-evaluating what they find appealing. This is clearly illustrated through Gvasalia’s popular and ingenious designs for bags that include the eponymous blue tote in leather which was identical to that of Ikea’s plastic Frakta blue bags and had the fashion world in a spin. Gvasalia also created the BAZAR handbags
, declared as Bag of the Season in 2016 by Vogue, which has garnered a lot of attention as it resembles the popular colorful striped market-stall bags found in groceries and bazaars.
Balenciaga has continued to earn a cult following among bag collectors with their iconic classic city bag desired by many which has a crossbody carrying function, thanks to the long shoulder straps in leather attached to it. Their unisex leather coin purse is another sought out item with the bold Balenciaga brand name printed across the front. There’s also the very modern Triangle bag that’s perfect for a cool night out with friends or a chic Sunday brunch.
French fashion house Balenciaga, founded in 1919 by Cristóbal 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 joltingly 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 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 consistently reevaluating what we find appealing.