Thursday, 28 February 2013

Balenciaga FW 13/14

It was the show that had one of the biggest build-ups of the season. Could Alexander Wang move from street wear to the grand couture-like creations of a house like Balenciaga? 

If I am honest, I was expecting a failure of epic proportions. Don't get me wrong, I like Wang's creations for his own line, I just didn't think he was suited to the role. Plus, apart from the last couple of seasons, Balenciaga has always been a firm favourite of mine. 

Overall, I am not hating Wang's first collection for Balenciaga. I would have liked to see more of a reference to Cristóbal's days, than Nicolas Ghersquiére's, but with the combination of Balenciaga classics such as the cocoon jacket, and modern, wearable pieces, Wang has toed the line well.

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