Friday, June 19, 2009

Balenciaga Resort 2010

Nicolas Ghesquiere evoked his usual innovative visions of design at Balenciaga for this resort collection. Using voluminous silhouettes and couture fabrics, Ghesquiere reportedly paid homage to the label's founder, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Structured pants varied in degrees of slouchiness, but always skinny at the ankle, and regarding jackets, the more fitted the better. Blouses in plaids, stripes, and polka dots were either dramatically ruffled at the collar, balloon-sleeved, or tied in a bow at the waist; a perfect compliment to those lean pantsuits and open-toe booties. Designers usually create safer collections for resort that are sure to sell like wildfire for Resort, but as always, Ghesquière being the daredevil that he is, loves pushing the boundaries.

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