September 27th, 2012
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Show Review: Balenciaga Spring 2013
By Claire

Balenciaga has come to be known amongst the chic set for its inventive silhouettes, sci fi predilections, unique prints, and lustworthy shoes. While Nicolas Ghesquière tends to focus on more menswear inspired fits with boxy jackets and tapered trousers, he wholly embraced the feminine ruffle for Spring 2013, adding the flourish to peplumed tops and slashed skirts.

Hems were high on asymmetrical skirts, revealing glorious peeks of thigh. More signature suits were offered a saucy vibe, with blazers covering midriff baring crop tops. Chez Balenciaga, skin is in.

And what of those prints? Like other designers for Spring 2013, Ghesquière stuck to a color palette of mostly black and white, using the neutral shades to infuse tweed like pairings, witnessed on slit mini skirts, even more abbreviated tops, and skirt sets.

Later on, however, he embarked on more ambitious and colorful patterns pairing geometric tops in muted yellow with jagged hemmed skirts, lined diagonally or vertically with designs reminiscent of sparse tree branches.

The lace up oxfords in black and beige looked unsuspectingly regular, until a sideways glance revealed a cut out cube heel. A detail quirky enough to sustain true fans for yet another season.

Thoughts on Balenciaga’s latest?

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11 Responses to “Show Review: Balenciaga Spring 2013”

  1. ChavaX says:

    I adore.

  2. Cass says:

    OMG! Love it, especially those overly done skirts!

  3. Anonymous says:

    LOVE the ruffles, the assymetrical cuts, and crop tops…YES Balenciaga! I adore it ALL.

  4. janani says:

    fantastic! Ghesquière has nailed the perfect balance of feminine, manly, and androgynous. Genius!

  5. Savage says:

    Adore!! Crazy high hemlines that still look classy, a great look!

  6. TheAntifash says:

    In love… This show has earned a spot in my top 5 thus far (Katrantzou and Dries are in there too) Ghesquière never disappoints.

  7. styleordye says:

    Love One of my favs so far. This revamps my admiration for Balenciaga.

  8. jbrizzy says:

    Gorgeous, love love love!!!!! But at the same time these clothes look very uncomfortable, im just sayin

  9. Angela says:

    Those first couple of skirts are beautifully constructed.

  10. Brittany says:

    This collection definitely speaks to me YEEESSSS!!!!

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