Thursday, 8 August 2013

FASHION ICON | Christóbal Balenciaga

© NHM | Balenciaga | Resort 2014

With his Resort 2014 collection ALEXANDER WANG shows his deep respect for the Balenciaga’s House’s codes. The collection has the signature of Balenciaga big volumes, shapes and refers to self-taught designer Cristóbal BALENCIAGA

Today Wang shows his interpretation, of the ultra modern, elegant and feminine silhouette with this sculptured petaline, volumed and ovoid shaped bolero-cum-bra top. The colors black, white and grey where continued from Wang’s debut collection for the House.

I love to recognize the typical signature of the Spanish Basque designer and founder of the house Balenciaga. The talented designer created ultra-modern but yet so feminine shapes. The tunic dress, the high-waisted baby doll dress, the balloon skirt, the sack dress and the cocoon coat were like sculptures. 
His use of heavy fabrics, the so called bracelet sleeves and the collars that stood away from the neck. 

With his manipulation of the waist he created a whole new silhouette for women in the 50’s and 60’s, this was considered Balenciaga’s most important contribution to fashion.

Thank you Mr. Wang for keeping the legacy of the great master of couture alive.