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Balenciaga returns to real life after presenting his Simpsons movie episode for the SS22 season. Demna now reinterprets the classic Hollywood red carpet through his renegade aesthetic. Come and see.
The photocall set up in conceptual tribalism is inhabited by friends, models, and members of the house team as part of an automatic performance for the show. Why isn’t fashion always about dressing up as the character you feel like playing?
Demna Gvasalia projects a universe of gothic romanticism in which to find everything from streetwear inspiration, to tailoring or haute couture / “protocouture” dresses. Thus, among these looks that dance randomly between galas and raves, dinner jacket pieces coexist with urban codes, once again blurring the almost non-existent line between formal and casual wear.
The brand‘s commitment to responsible production is represented this season with recycled denim, leather, fine fabrics, and embroidery. But also through innovation in materials: plant-based leather is made from a blend of cactus-derived fibers and biological polymers. 95.2% of the plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable, according to the show notes.
The silhouettes hug the body, but at the same time flow with it through oversized lines. At the same time, garments and accessories such as the “Space Shoe“, constructed from a single mold of the classic derby, are updated. Making their debut are the “Hard Crocs” with a cyber-gothic aesthetic, and the “The Defender“: new super-chunky sneakers with an extreme tread.
Check out the Balenciaga SS22 lookbook in the gallery above.