Balenciaga S/S 2017 fashion show

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Balenciaga held its first ever men’s fashion show yesterday morning in Paris. The collection is designed by Demna Gvasalia and was markedly different from the house’s past menswear collection. The new collection consisted of oversized coats and jackets which was the focal point of the show. As you can see from the pictures below another key item in the show was stacked heel boots that came in a variety of colors.  

1. The show was held in the rooftop atrium of Paris’s Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague. With three rows of seating and no standing section, it was a decidedly small affair—all the better for guests to get a close look at Gvasalia’s collection.


2. Whereas Gvasalia’s first women’s collection for Balenciaga was about the curve, this men’s collection seemed to be about the straight line. Suit jackets were rigidly boxy, with extreme shoulders and linear silhouettes.


3. Several concepts carried over from the Fall 2016 womenswear show, like the beige plaids that made up several suits and the oversize tote bags slung over models’ shoulders.


4. Some of the curvilinear pieces that you see paid homage to Prince. At the end of the show The guests waited for Gvasalia to appear and take a bow but he stayed backstage. 


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