A Look At Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga Debut At Paris Fashion Week

by Stephanie Maida · March 7, 2016

Ever since Alexander Wang's departure from the house in October, all eyes have been on Demna Gvasalia, the phantom-like creative director behind "revolutionary" design collective Vetements and the new man at the helm of Balenciaga. This season, he presented his debut collection to a silent group of showgoers waiting with bated breath. Thankfully, Gvasalia did not disappoint. Staying true to Cristóbal Balenciaga's focus on tailoring, the new creative director nevertheless inserted some modern upgrades reflecting the sportiness and silhouettes of his Vetements lines. The classic cocoon coat became an oversized puffer, skirts and dresses became structured at the hips, and boots became slouchy and cool. Wildflower prints paired with candy cane striped tights and unkempt layering looked glamorously effortless. The brand was updated for the modern woman, the one who mixes high and low without sacrificing some degree of comfort. If that doesn't reflect the heart of French fashion, we don't know what does.

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