Thursday, 15 October 2009


"I wanted to do something urban. No more history for the moment!" - Nicolas Ghesquière

The quality defines Ghesquière's Balenciaga as unique, i love the athletic vibe of the collection, it is modern and urban. Take the "jeans." What looks, at a distance, as if it might be gray-blue denim is actually vegetable-dyed leather. The "hoodie" is engineered from molded leather, woven jersey, and nylon foam. In the collage of elements, there were recycled fabrics and natural-looking hemp weaves, and a sidelong tribalism in the urban-warrior eye makeup and footwear. I love the striking colours and Ghesquière's ability to create intense collections, that have an air of simplicity.

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