The future versus the present
Looking at the game Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow and the featured Balenciaga outfits, you might get an impression that the future is not so bright. Dirty streets, dark nooks, strange creatures, ruined nature, danger around every corner... It seems that the only effective weapon is to quickly get chainmail armor, become invisible by painting your face beyond recognition, and cutting your oldest jeans to achieve the coveted homeless style (or going to the Balenciaga boutique to buy them). This could be a good solution in a post-apocalyptic world and help you survive in it. However, there's a small catch. The collection will be launched later this year, so the question arises, who would voluntarily wear such pieces out in the streets? Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world, but is it really that bad?
Outfits that got the green light
Let's take a look at the FW2021 collection objectively and decide, which pieces are actually wearable. If we omit the chainmail that every good fashionista takes with a grain of salt, there are actually some fabulous creations. Quilted jackets, passionate red, a perfectly fitting trench coat, or a stylish dress are some of the times that shouldn't be missing in your wardrobe this year.
Revenge on men?
Men have it even worse, it looks like Balenciaga wanted to take revenge on them this year. Let's face it, who would want to voluntarily look like a waste collector, a beggar, or a zombie from another galaxy?
We can only hope that Balenciaga will have better luck creating its looks next season. More outfits from the FW2021 collection can be found in the gallery at the end of the article.