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MODERNISING COUTURE WITH DEMNA GVASALIA

MODERNISING COUTURE WITH DEMNA GVASALIA

Balenciaga has returned to couture week with it's 50th collection.

Demna Gvasalia, who has headed up Balenciaga as Creative Director for the past 6 years has transformed the houses haute couture. A gender-fluid collection comprising casual pieces such as jeans and t-shirts and marks the brands first men's couture. This is the first couture show since 1968, since the closure of the atelier in 1968.

Reviving Balenciaga’s haute couture operation has been a transformative experience for Demna Gvasalia, resulting in a democratic, gender-fluid collection that includes jeans and t-shirts. The designer sits down with Tim Blanks for an in-depth interview on the label’s ‘50th couture collection.

“I would say couture is probably the coolest thing that fashion can have a conversation about today.” says Demna Gvasalia.
The show opened with a series of full black looks, characteristic of Cristobal Balenciaga's shows which set to focus the audience on the silhouettes. The shapes took typical Balenciaga form, with angular, sculptural cuts and over-exaggerated silhouettes. Mens and Women's suits graced the runway along with an unexpected appearance of t-shirts and denim jeans.
Check out the show here.
Imagery via Balenciaga