Balenciaga is one of my absolute favorite brands - that is no secret and no news!
I recently thought about pieces I once saw and wanted ever since, and I totally remember one of these neoprene, round shouldered jackets from this show, I still regret not buying them back in 2008. Ever since I always hope to stumble upon one randomly, so I always keep my eyes open. Some pieces are just too beautiful to forget, these jackets are definitely memorable.
I guess this must be one of my all time favorite shows - the music, the setting, the casting, the jewels perfectly tied around the neck, the opening with the classic black dresses, the cartoon-like shapes following, topped off with one of Nicolas strengths: mixing patterns and fabrics to perfection. And let's not even talk about the shoes - they look like they come straight from the moon. How perfect can a show be? Ah yes - and there's Charlotte Gainsbourg in the ads. Makes it even more perfect.
Alexander Wang might be really really good at Balenciaga and did a perfect job until now - but Nicolas Ghesquière is missed on my side. He just had this vision of the brand that was always one step ahead and so unexpected, yet always with a strong Balenciaga signature. I can't wait to see in which direction he's going to go now, as for Mr. Wang: keep up the good work! I'm already nervous to see the new collection in september.
pictures: google images.