If you don’t belong to the ‘bloggers/fashion hall of fame’, forget about getting in at the Balenciaga show during Paris Fashion Week. Only VIF (Very Important Fashionalities) may enter the Ghesquière kingdom. I know for a fact, because I’ve tried a few seasons ago. Flirting and joking with the security guy didn’t help (it just got me in at Ann Demeulemeester).
Can’t really explain what aura Nicholas Ghesquière has created around the brand, but it’s known as one of the most fashion forward brands. Where other designers are chewing on past trends, Balenciaga is all about innovation.Silhouettes and shaping are key. For spring/summer 2010 it’s leather, hoodies and distinctive details. This is what we will be wearing once the day comes to discover other planets, and still want to look fashionable facing the aliens.
Ghesquière says he was inspired by toys, and come to think about it, we see certain references to Playmobile. However, it’s a strong collection that defines that fashion is still moving forward, and some designers should take Nicholas’ example of experimenting in originality.
We also discovered a Dutch model walking down the Balenciaga catwalk: Patricia van der Vliet was third runner up in one of the seasons of Holland’s next top model. You don’t need to be the winner to become a succesful model…