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 Is Returning to Haute Couture
Fashion

Balenciaga Is Returning to Haute Couture

52 years later.

Balenciaga Launches New Leather-Free Sneaker
Footwear

Balenciaga Launches New Leather-Free Sneaker

Introducing the Zen shoe.

7 FW20 Runway Trends To Buy Before They Hit Stores
Fashion 

7 FW20 Runway Trends To Buy Before They Hit Stores

Skirts, sheers, heels and pearls for men? Here’s how.

Balenciaga Crafts Release in Support of Fight Against Australia's Bushfire Disaster
Fashion

Balenciaga Crafts Release in Support of Fight Against Australia's Bushfire Disaster

Accompanying Kering Group’s $1 million AUD donation.

The Most Influential Sneakers of the Decade
Footwear 

The Most Influential Sneakers of the Decade

Kicks that reinvigorated brands, promoted sustainability, delivered futuristic innovations, and more.

Kidult Vandalizes Balenciaga's Paris Flagship with Massive "Merry Crisis" Tag
Arts

Kidult Vandalizes Balenciaga's Paris Flagship with Massive "Merry Crisis" Tag

The French artist continues to show his distaste for high fashion.

The Biggest Trends of the Decade
Fashion 

The Biggest Trends of the Decade

The good, the bad and the UGG.

Balenciaga Track.2 Releases In Black, Yellow and Blue
Footwear

Balenciaga Track.2 Releases In Black, Yellow and Blue

Combining a dark base with bright and sporty accenting tones.

The Most Influential Designers of the Decade
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The Most Influential Designers of the Decade

From 2010 to 2019, these designers led one of the most explosive eras in fashion.

10 Pantone-Approved "Classic Blue" Pieces to Add to Your Life
Fashion 

10 Pantone-Approved "Classic Blue" Pieces to Add to Your Life

Sneakers from Blondey McCoy, candles from Gucci and more in honor of 2020’s Color of the Year.

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