Demna Gvasalia’s debut offering combined his sophisticated yet sophisticated fashion approach with Cristobal Balenciaga’s iconic silhouettes.
Kanye West, James Harden and Anna Wintour entered Cristobal Balenciaga’s original salon on Wednesday to witness Demna Gvasalia’s debut Haute Couture collection for the home. However, only two people showed up to attend, as West had covered his face to sit in the front row. However, designer Yeezy was actually present – and boy, was he lucky.
It was a day of many firsts: Balenciaga’s first couture show since the fashion house’s closure in 1968; for the first time the brand incorporated a men’s look into its haute couture; for the first time the Georgian designer designed haute couture for the brand; Ella Emhoff modeled for the first time in a couture show.
The fall 2021 collection is a love letter to the founding father of the house, packed with bold architectural shapes and exaggerated proportions and adheres to a high fashion presentation format. level by opening the show with an all-black look, letting the audience focus on the shadows. After the perfect design of the parts – a range of wool suits for men and women, black washed denim, floor sweep jackets and padded satin bras – was clearly established, designs become bolder in color, texture, cut and proportions. From a vibrant orange swing-back jacket and skirt to a parka and evening gown combination in vibrant metallic gold tones, Gvasalia takes haute couture clients somewhere sophisticated and elegant on the rainbow.
Texture plays a big part in Balenciaga’s high-fashion outings, as does fabric innovation: A silver faux fox fur coat and sculpted, hand-crafted faux fur coat fair technique of embroidery thread. There’s also a pleated skirt, faux alligator leather wide leg jeans and a micro knitted leather bathrobe style coat that round out the ingenious use of fabric in the custom assortment.
As the collection is a tribute to the house’s unique heritage, Gvasalia brings her sophisticated yet sophisticated vision of fashion – think “mom” jeans paired with the best. Valuable museum coats and bags are like cardboard shopping bags for shoe boxes. He’s designing for the upper classes of society who want to wear a Gap-inspired padded cashmere cotton gray hoodie and a hand-painted silk chiffon polka-dot dress from stock store of the brand on the same day.
Gvasalia closed the showcase with a classic haute couture look with a bridal look. The first is a silk dress with floral embroidery on the front and a tailored pair of pants in the back; the second and last was a show-stopping long wedding dress with a full-length veil.