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A new approach to Parisian society that Demna wanted to readapt: “it’s my way of modernizing the Parisian style”.
This season FW19 Balenciaga has chosen to review the heritage of the brand and reinterpret it with clear allusions to technological references. The models travelled through a location that opted for darkness, with black walls and black carpets. Many of them carried supermarket bags or crossbags – many crossbags were present – with bottles of water, something that connected with the notes on the fashion show that prayed: Balenciaga is the day to day: pick up what you need, ride around Paris on a motorcycle and meet friends for a drink after work.
The oversize is again a constant – especially in outerwear -, the aesthetically pleasing “motorcycle” boots and the sharp heels as well. Something that was very new – not cool – were the puffers, bombers, sweaters and shirts in which the sleeves did not start from the shoulders, but extended from behind the neck, giving rise to a curved silhouette and a little out of place. Next to this new pattern were the dresses and sweaters that had a rigid circular ring around the neckline that clumsily rested on the clavicle of the models.
The most formal, the suits, were based on relaxed fabrics moving away from the “class” to enter fully into fashion.
A proposal that is nothing exceptional and that does not show us the best of Demna. Complicated garments without much sense, little argument and nothing to talk about. It is not the best collection of Gvasalia in the house, however we are completely sure that many of you will find the #mood to elevate it.