Balenciaga Enters Games of Poetic Terrorism In Our Latest Editorial

Featured in HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 20.

By //Fashion 

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.

Scroll through the gallery above and cop the issue over at HBX.

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Transportation by Cadillac
Photographer
Driely S./HYPEBEAST
Editor
Nico Amarca/HYPEBEAST
Stylist
Nico Amarca/HYPEBEAST
Groomer
Amy Chin/HYPEBEAST
Style Assistant
Eddie Lee/HYPEBEAST
Producer
Tom Vogel/HYPEBEAST
Model
Roman Jody/Next, Brian DeSouza/New York Models, Max Von Isser/Fusion NYC, Andy Nordin/Heroes NY
BalenciagaVirgil AblohHypebeast MagazineDemna GvasaliaSpring/Summer 2018Hypebeast Magazine Issue 20

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