Presentation of the luxury SS 2018 collection took place in the pleasant and natural environment of Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris. The Georgian fashion designer, Creative Director of Balenciaga and founder of the luxury French brand Vetements, Demna Gvasalia, presented stylish classic fashion, but also shocking pieces for rainy weather as well as extravagant tree-material trousers of denim, corduroy and leather!
Part of the luxury show were not only the male models, but also their offspring. And it looks as though this idea of the creative director was a great success. He himself commented: "There is nothing more beautiful than to see young fathers with children." And we agree. This combination is divine!
The collection is an escape into the nature from the bustling environment of modern city and the key element here is comfort. Part of the luxury collection are loose shirts with Hawaiian prints, oversize jackets reminiscent of a return to the end of the 80's and early 90's, long-sleeved shirts in Rugby style, washed-out jeans or comfortable pieces of cotton.
One of the most striking pieces were definitely the elegant shirts covered with plastic. It looks as though more and more internationally-recognized fashion designers reach for this unusual material. But one thing is certain - if it rains, you will stay dry!
"I spend a lot of time in nature. I meditate and do yoga and I think that the spiritual element is obvious when you look at this collection."
Balenciaga and his fashionable feat seem to me like some horror version of Matrix in fifth dimension. And where the models came from? They look like anorexic dependents on crack who escaped from a rehab! I canť believe these cutes child are their!
Before I forget, I have become quite irritated by that uninspired idea of going back to the 90´s for fashion looks. Truthfully, who has missed those cheap-looking shirts with the ´romantic´ theme of sunset in Hawaii, or men's giant raincoats...which would accommodate two sumo wrestlers at a time? I really haven´t!
Where could you go dressed in such outfits in Prague? Only to the main train station at half past three in the morning with an empty vine box in hand. I cannot think of any other use for these rags...