Balenciaga Autumn Winter 2011

Usually I look at the Balenciaga show and try and to figure out what is going on, followed by the resignation that I’ll never truly understand what is going on. But this show was different. For starters, it was beautiful, and not in a I-need-to-think-about-this-for-five-hours beautiful way, but in a bold-interesting-great-silhouettes-I-want-this way. The show reminds me of what made Nicolas Ghesquiere famous, the strange shapes and strong pieces made from unusual materials are what revived the Balenciaga brand in the first place.

I love…

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

the most insane cable knit in the history of the world.

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

the optical illusion created by that jacket.

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

weird volume here and there.

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

one of the best "new Balenciaga" classics: the cocoon coat.

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a giant mesh overlay.

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a bold silhouette and even bolder colour blocking.

All images from Vogue.com.

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