PFW AW14: Balenciaga

Balenciaga kicked off another day for Paris Fashion Week with a bright and early 9am catwalk show. This is the third year Alexander Wang has worked as Creative Director for this prestigious fashion house.



The first looks on the runway were all about sports detailing as contrasting zippers ran through many of the garments. Accessorised with fur muffs and many handbags per model in various animal skins, models trotted down the runway with severe buns and minimal make-up.



It is one of Wang’s specialties in design working with knits, and many of his dresses and jumpers reiterated that fact.  He mixed knits with silks and played with symmetry and asymmetry in the designs.  Different textiles such as leather dresses and crochet patterns provided contrast within the collection which mostly consisted of solidly coloured garments in blacks, blues, greys, purples and oranges.


Balenciaga is a French fashion house founded by Spanish Designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.  His reputation as of a couturier and has been referred to as by his colleague Christian Dior as “the master of us all”.


by Cynthia Gregoire

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