Exploring Designers: Balenciaga

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Balenciaga was founded in 1919 in Donostia, better known as San Sebastian, Spain. 

 

The Luxury Fashion house was founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga. The brand was designed by Mr. Balenciaga himself until 1968. Since then there have been other great designers such as Michel Goma, who broke the brand into everyday wear for women. Alexander Wang, and also Demna Gvasalia who would be the latest creative director. 

 

This brand has made its way back into the culture with its array of sneakers and other cool ready-to-wear options. 

 

Styles and vibes provided by this wardrobe entail so much variety, but also simplicity. Recently the couturier put a big foot on the culture with the triple S sneakers,  as well as other comfortable options such as the speed trainers, race runners, and arena sneakers. These products have allowed Balenciaga to be in tune with the youth. Establishing the connection with the younger generation has made an impression on the luxury house's apparel, as well. I can personally say last season’s F/W line "sinners" would be one of my favorites out of their entire collection. This attire and these pieces meshed very well with street fashion. What excited me most about the 2017 F/W line was that the color scheme consisted of dark colors. The 2018 line has been filled with more options. The dad campaign hat and graphic tees have also been a score, and are fitting for fall or winter.

 

The company is currently owned by Kering, a company that specializes in luxury goods.

Kering also owns other brands such as  Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, etc, so you know the creative direction will be gravitating. Balenciaga continues to make staple pieces. I assure you that the new material provided this season will not fail your fashion sense. 

 

The F/W 2018 lookbook is available now.