Balenciaga

Autumn-Winter 2011/12 –  Nicolas Ghesquire created a very wearable collection that was ladylike and feminine with only a hint of the punk veneer that he strongly perpetrated during his last collection. The leather was of a buttered affect keeping the clothing soft and creating a fluid visage. The soft draping of the mid-length skirts teemed with jersey knits exemplified the ease of the collection.  Wonderfully tranquil prints came on a colour palette of purple, blue, red, orange and green on a white background (some might say an oriental twist in detailing). Graphic colour blocking was also prominent with straight-leg trousers in purple and a block of fuchsia pink on a colour; notwithstanding the electric blue stripes painted across the models faces. Trends that have been visible across all four fashion capitals were omnipresent here: tunics worn over trousers and zips in general (but in the case up the back of trouser legs). Balenciaga had created the ultimate feminine punk.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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