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.

15 Statement Sweaters to Own This Season
Fashion 

15 Statement Sweaters to Own This Season

From turtlenecks to chunky cable knits.

Balenciaga Explores Idiosyncratic Styling in Spring 2020 Lookbook
Fashion

Balenciaga Explores Idiosyncratic Styling in Spring 2020 Lookbook

More enormous layers, bold prints and dynamic footwear.

Balenciaga Applies Laces to Its Speed Lace up Trainers
Footwear

Balenciaga Applies Laces to Its Speed Lace up Trainers

Coming in a striking “Red/Black” colorway.

Balenciaga's Faux-Fur Diagonal Everyday Backpack Is Marked by Contrast Logos
Fashion

Balenciaga's Faux-Fur Diagonal Everyday Backpack Is Marked by Contrast Logos

A bold everyday carry option.

Off-White™ Overtakes Gucci as World's "Hottest Brand" for Q3 2019
Fashion

Off-White™ Overtakes Gucci as World's "Hottest Brand" for Q3 2019

The Lyst Index places Balenciaga second and Gucci down two places.

Balenciaga Crafts Chain Necklace Celebrating the Letter "B"
Fashion

Balenciaga Crafts Chain Necklace Celebrating the Letter "B"

A striking accessory from the French luxury fashion house.

The Best Crocs Collaborations, in Honor of National Croc Day
Footwear 

The Best Crocs Collaborations, in Honor of National Croc Day

A look back at variations on the divisive shoe from Balenciaga, Post Malone and more.

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.

Load more
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.