Balenciaga

Balenciaga is a French fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1914. The house is well known for creating avant-garde structural pieces, straddling the edge of fashion and forecasting the future of women's ready-to-wear fashion. Several designers who worked for Balenciaga would go on to open their own successful couture houses, notably Oscar de la Renta, Andre Courreges, Emanuel Ungaro, and Hubert de Givenchy. Cristóbal had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior. His bubble skirts and odd, feminine, yet ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house. It was not until the post-war years that the full scale of the inventiveness of Balenciaga became evident: the fluidity of his silhouettes enabled him to manipulate the relationship between his clothing and women's bodies. His manipulation of the waist contributed to what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion-- a new silhouette for women.

Balenciaga's Speed Trainers Receive "Graffiti" Branding Rework
Footwear

Balenciaga's Speed Trainers Receive "Graffiti" Branding Rework

A new take on the sock-sneaker.

Balenciaga's Track.2 Trainers Land in Faded Black Edition
Footwear

Balenciaga's Track.2 Trainers Land in Faded Black Edition

With a touch of metallic.

Balenciaga's Track.2 Sneaker Arrives in a Bold "Black/Red" Colorway
Footwear

Balenciaga's Track.2 Sneaker Arrives in a Bold "Black/Red" Colorway

A striking new take.

Balenciaga's Paris Arch Ring Pays Homage to the Arc de Triomphe
Fashion

Balenciaga's Paris Arch Ring Pays Homage to the Arc de Triomphe

One of the most famous monuments in France.

Balenciaga's Shopping Bag-Inspired Neck Pouch Doubles up as a Phone Carrier
Fashion

Balenciaga's Shopping Bag-Inspired Neck Pouch Doubles up as a Phone Carrier

Luxe calf leather is the only way to carry your new smartphone.

Balenciaga Showcases '90s-Inspired LED Sunglasses From SS20 PFW Runway
Fashion

Balenciaga Showcases '90s-Inspired LED Sunglasses From SS20 PFW Runway

Choose between static, blinking or multicolored fading lights.

Balenciaga SS20 Delivered More Jumbo Silhouettes, New Sneakers
Fashion

Balenciaga SS20 Delivered More Jumbo Silhouettes, New Sneakers

Immense jackets, jeans and gowns, plus plenty of cheeky graphics.

Balenciaga's New NYC Flagship Store is Inspired by a Public Domain
Fashion

Balenciaga's New NYC Flagship Store is Inspired by a Public Domain

Including a customization station, hyper-real mannequins and commissioned sculptures.

Balenciaga Drops Understated Take on 176-Panel Track.2 Sneaker in "Grey/Black"
Footwear

Balenciaga Drops Understated Take on 176-Panel Track.2 Sneaker in "Grey/Black"

Its latest Fall-ready offering.

Balenciaga Dresses Its Track.2 Sneaker in Bold "Black/Neon Green"
Footwear

Balenciaga Dresses Its Track.2 Sneaker in Bold "Black/Neon Green"

A new contrast based colorway.

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