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18 Dec

Balenciaga Recreates Awkward Family Photos For Its New Campaign

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Demna Gvasalia always likes to think outside the box – and this was definitely the case when it came to Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2018 campaign for its men’s collection.
Instead of casting pouty models in glamorous locations, the brand chose to recreate awkward family photos reminiscent of those taken in American mall studios in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Balenciaga Men Spring Summer 18 campaign. Photography by @RobbieAugspurger, styling by @LottaVolkova
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The series of photos shows families and couples dressed in ill-fitting blazers, oversized ski jackets and brightly colored sportswear, posing in front of potted plants and dated studio backgrounds – and holding props, including a trumpet. The campaign – which was shot by Robbie...
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15 Dec

Why The $195 Balenciaga Scrunchie Is Peak 2017

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Is a $195 scrunchie worth it? Well, that’s how much the thick hair band from Balenciaga’s Resort 2018 collection costs—shipping not included. Its steep price tag is comparable to that of a Vetements hoodie, which comes at a whopping $885—a triple-digit number that could also get you a 1999 Lincoln Town Car with 300,000 miles on it, or nearly 90 “Blue Light Special” hoodies at $10 a pop. Lately, talking about ordinary items with extraordinary price tags has begun to feel a bit like Passover seder, where the first question at the table is: “Why is this night different than other nights?” In fashion terms that translates to: “Why is this item different from all other items?” In the case of this particular electric-blue...
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6 Dec

Balenciaga Is Merging their Men’s And Women’s Collections

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The times are changing at Balenciaga.

Balenciaga is the latest fashion house to join the recent trend of brands moving to dual-gender runway shows, taking the plunge like Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and Kenzo. Today, the Paris-based brand and creative director Demna Gvasalia announced that going forward, their men's and women's collections will be shown on the runway together, rather than appearing separately in men's and women's fashion month. The change will go into effect starting with the forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2018 line during Paris Fashion Week next March. And in addition to the combination of their lines, Balenciaga will also see an expansion for their men's fashions, which was only recently relaunched in June 2016, as they are set to debut a...
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7 Nov

Balenciaga Makes The Most With Demna Gvasalia’s ‘It’ Accessories

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Trends and "it" items rule the fashion conversation—usually because the thing everyone is talking about is also the thing everyone wants to buy. Nothing proves this more than the latest Lyst Index ranking of the hottest and best-selling brands, which places Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga just ahead of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci as number one this year. It’s an interesting rivalry: the two houses could not be more different aesthetically (Michele’s retro maximalism is a completely different vibe from Gvasalia’s awkward proportions), but what they have in common is a stable of items that are must-haves for street style stars and editors alike. Gucci, which was previously in the top spot, has been on a role for the past few years, especially with its accessories...
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2 Nov

The Triangular It-Bag Every Street Style Star Is Carrying

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If there's one thing fashion loves more than an It girl, it's an It accessory. Balenciaga has been cranking out street style hits (the striped market tote, the spandex over the knee boots, etc) for several seasons now, and the Spring '18 shows made it clear that the French brand's new must-have is a triangular duffel bag―seen in a variety of sizes and colors from New York to Paris, and everywhere in between.

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Model Aiden Curtiss was snapped dozens of times during fashion month. The one constant? Her Balenciaga bag.

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Next-level designer bag twinning, spotted during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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Coordinating an emerald purse situation with a forest green plaid suit.

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20 Sep

The Return Of The Stiletto Boot

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After taking over the Fall 2017 runways, the street style scene, and just about every model's off-duty look, it's official: the stiletto boot is the season's hottest new footwear trend. The sleek, ultra-sharp boot comes in all heights and colors from the kitten heel comeback to sky-high heel options and patent red to classic black. Perfect to pair with everything from jeans to skirts and dresses, shop fall's best stiletto boots.

1 Red Hot

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Fendi's statement-making stiletto boots ruled the Fall 2017 runways in their impossible-to-miss red hue.

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2 Red Hot: Shop The Look

Fendi boots, $1,350, bergdorfgoodman.com.

3The Model Way

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Take note from Gigi, Kendall, and Bella and opt for...
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6 Jul

What To Buy, Keep, And Store For Your Summer Closet

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We're in peak summer but before we venture into fall fashion, get your get-away and staycation summer looks on lock with our guide for what to buy now, what to keep and what to store for later. Your overflowing closet of bags, shoes, tops, dresses and bijoux will thank you.

Buy: Bags

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Invest in Innovative Basket Bags that take the well-worn Birkin idea to new places.

Cult Gaia bag, mini $278, small $298, cultgaia.com. >>SHOP

WaiWai bag, $552, shopbop.com. >>SHOP

Keep: Bags

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The Mini Backpack, especially high fashion versions by Vuitton and Chanel—favored by girls like Kendall Jenner—still feel relevant.

Store: Bags

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Oversized Clutches have had their moment, keep these '70s inspired wares in storage for now....
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23 Jun

Yes, This $1100 Balenciaga Shopping Bag Has Already Sold Out

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Everything Balenciaga and Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia touches turns to sold-out fashions. Even a shopping bag. As part of Balenciaga's takeover of retailer Colette, the fashion house debuted a $1100 shopping bag. It looks like a regular paper one you'd toss out at first glance, but it's actually crafted out of calfskin, leather, and silver, and has a zipper closing. So, it's not your typical shopper...
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22 Jun

Balenciaga Goes Peak Dad At Men’s Fashion Week

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You never know what you're going to get from a Demna Gvasalia-designed Balenciaga show. One season it may be Bernie Sanders-inspired and the next it's a riff on couture designs of the past.

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A look from a Balenciaga women's show

In true expect-the-unexpected form, the Georgian designer payed special attention to the dad set with a menswear collection that, according to show notes, is inspired by "young dads in the park with their kids at the weekend."

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Models walked the runway wearing variations of "dad" looks—jeans that are a little too wide paired with slightly oversized blazers, high-waist pants with button down shirts—arm in arm or even carrying child models.

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Each kid wore a...
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16 Jun

Balenciaga Wants to Sell You Eye Masks and Coffee Mugs

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Balenciaga is may be known for high-end designs that range from the luxe to the extravagant and kooky but the brand does offer accessories that more accessible.

The fashion house is slated to take over the Colette store in Paris as a guest host this summer, and in celebration, the brand is launching a line of unexpected novelty items.

Instead of releasing jewelry or beauty products, Balenciaga has opted to create eponymous eye masks and coffee mugs, WWD reports.

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The items are exclusive products, so they won't be around very long. They'll also be displayed in the Colette store alongside the women's and men's fall collections.

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Johnny Dufort / Balenciaga
In addition to showcasing its designs, the fashion house will...
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