Balenciaga‘s Spring/Summer 2020 collection expounded upon the Paris-based brand’s signature aesthetic, famously directed by Demna Gvasalia. The new range is now highlighted in a surprisingly no-frills Spring 2020 lookbook, showcasing adventurous styling and progressive garments in a comparatively conventional manner.
Plenty of square-toed loafers, heeled thong sandals and Track.2 sneakers provide a sturdy base for the loungey layers above, which range from sleek single-button blazers and oversized knit sweaters to knee-length pleated skirts and pajama pants. Gvasalia’s preferred stone- and acid-washed denim appears in the form of five-pocket jeans, immense coats and elongated shirts, with padded gowns, boxy bomber jackets and technical parkas lending the looks an extra touch of utilitarian flair.
More whimsical garments include multi-hem hoodies, velvet slacks, zippered track jackets with doubled sleeves that can be worn two ways, and shirts and accessories laden with softly-contrasting all-over logo and Eiffel Tower prints. Balenciaga’s essential accessories — handbags, totes, phone slings and thick glasses — all return, with quilted, faux croc leather and gleaming metallic makeups lending extra visual appeal.
For more luxury looks, view Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh-designed “2054” collection.