Balenciaga Enters Games of Poetic Terrorism In Our Latest Editorial

Featured in HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 20.

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As featured in HYPEBEAST Magazine‘s 20th issue, aka the “X” issue, we present our in-house editorial featuring Balenciaga‘s Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

Dubbed “Poetic Terrorism,” the spread is a visual representation of Hakim Bey’s 1985 essay of the same name. Photographer Driely S. captured models donning select pieces from the Demna Gvasalia-helmed label’s post-normcore range while engaging in various acts of leisure and violence throughout a sleepy New Jersey beach town.

The audience reaction or aesthetic-shock produced by [Poetic Terrorism] ought to be at least as strong as the emotion of terror — powerful disgust, sexual arousal, superstitious awe, sudden intuitive breakthrough, dada-esque angst — no matter whether the [Poetic Terrorism] is aimed at one person or many, no matter whether it is ‘signed’ or anonymous, if it does not change someone’s life (aside from the artist) it fails.

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