Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia and right-hand creative partner/stylist Lotta Volkova team with contemporary artist photographer Jean-Pierre Attal to lens the houses Fall/Winter 2019 campaign. Inspired by Attal’s Ethnographic Landscapes series from 2012 which places urban tribes, unengaged with each other, in natural settings, models pose against changing backgrounds. Chunky turtlenecks, oversized coats, slouchy trousers,
‘’The real Parisian of today’’, was the seasonal theme and the big idea Demna Gvasalia brought to Balenciaga this season. The designer let go so most of the streetwear claptraps he’s been stereotyped with to focus mostly on tailoring, and the precision silhouettes Cristóbal Balenciaga pioneered. He focused on minimal cool silhouette with an oddly
At Paris’ Natural History Museum, Vetements presented its Fall/Winter 2019 collection on the menswear schedule, though the collection itself felt largely unisex and was modeled by men and women alike. This season, the Internet, especially its Darknet sides inspired Demna Gvasalia. ‘’We ended up realizing that the geeks have become the new punks by inventing
At Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia introduced his take on modern glamour and elegance, ‘’all the words that seem, kind of, taboo today’’, through a stunning, immersive event-cum-fashion show he created in association with artist Jon Rafman, whom he’d met at Art Basel. The clothes themselves were a continuation of the dialed-back wares Balenciaga presented last season,
Demna Gvasalia, who had recently returned to his childhood home that was bombed out during the Georgian Civil War, wanted to embark on some storytelling to face his fears ‘’and painful moments that I never processed postwar in the Nineties’’. ‘’I dedicated this collection to Georgia, the Georgia where my brother Guram and I grew
Photographed by Robbie Augspurger, family remains the nucleus for Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign. With the Demna Gvasalia’s typical sense of humor, the campaign embraces a mix of straight and oversized silhouettes for the season and references the much-maligned family and school photo set-up of the ’90s.