by Evelina Mavrides
Photo: (From left) Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv; Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv
One of the busiest days in the city of lights and – definitely- a big day for the Paris Fashion Week, with major runway shows from city’s most prestigious houses, starting off with Balenciaga. On his debut, as the creative director , Demna Gvasalia payed tribute to Christobal Balencigaga’s couture shapes, reworking them in new fabrications. High quality global journalism requires investment. For the record Balenciaga’s own aesthetic was just as disruptive at the time, and his extreme silhouettes, “bubble skirts” and played with proportion were considered radical and reactionary before being adopted by the fashion mainstream. For Gvasalia, as with Nicolas Ghesquière and (to a lesser extent) Alexander Wang who went before him, it is the legacy of Balenciaga to invite extreme ideas and brand new points of view.
For his Couture for Cool Kids coolection, Gvasalia chose to match couture with ready-to-wear attitude.
“I drew on the Balenciaga elements in the architecture of the collection,” explained the designer backstage. “I drew on my own aesthetic and design instincts in the choices of garment, the approach and the attitude of the clothes.”
We have many things to expect form him and Balenciaga,
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