Nicolas Ghesquière is still on board as he presents Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
The idea, he says, was to connect different pieces from opposing worlds, and establish an open dialogue between them.
For example, he pairs a nun- or bib-looking top with an extremely sensual ‘ellipse’ skirt. Or a conservative top with a sexy, high-cut asymetrical skirt.
He uses ‘tweed’ embroidery in direct reference to the work of Cristobal Balenciaga who used this material throughout his career for suits and most especially in his collections of 1962 and 1963.
Personally, I’m excited for the new shapes of Balenciaga bags coming out this Spring. Maybe I’ll be carrying a real Balenciaga bag this year, not just a coin purse.
BALENCIAGA is at the ground floor, Greenbelt 5, Legazpi Village, Makati, Philippines.