Friday, 12 November 2010

Balenciaga - Fall Winter 2010/2011 Show

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Im not sure what I feel about this collection. It has some standout pieces but im not sure if this collection represents Cristobal Balenciaga legacy and the Fashion House's Iconic status. Although it is clear the modern and innovative direction that Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière has brought the label to, I feel that elements of the work of Cristobal need to be re-introduced and bring back that classic tailoring that he was renowned for. 

"I was working on something domestic. Casual things mixed with classic. And a kind of rigidity,"

The collection is based on cosmonauts and seventies Formica; Packaging and food boxes; Synthetic foam and plywood; Sleeping bags and biscuits.

Though there is no denying his unbelievable skill of innovation and trend-setting, I find this computer-aged sci-fi futuristic generation Balenciaga a little bit out of place with what the Fashion House use to represent. Even though Balenciago was an innovator in his day he kept the aesthetics of his collections wearable and flattering to the female figure, and had a luxurious royalty feel. 


My collection is turning out to contain these elements and this was great to see how quilting could be worked into a collection but still have a strong fashion-forward style and aesthetic.

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