Balenciaga Videos – Balenciaga is known for its luxurious and modern women’s and men’s fashion. Among the absolute best sellers of the fashion brand are the sneaker model “Speed Trainer” and the handbag “The Neo Classic”. In this article you will get an impression of the latest fashion shows and campaigns of the brand. You can also see Rihanna in her fabulous Balenciaga outfit at the Met Gala.
Fashion shows: Autumn & Spring for men & women
The fashion shows that follow are all about technological progress and the future of fashion. Here you get a glimpse of how Balenciaga envisions the fashion of tomorrow. You can also watch the fashion show for a very special collection, the 50th Couture Collection.
Autumn: fashion show
This collection is futuristic in many ways. The idea behind it is that many fabrics and garments will serve multiple functions in the future. For example, a military jumpsuit becomes an evening dress or a blanket becomes a coat. This makes it clear that this collection is not only about style, but above all about functionality. The fashion show itself took place virtually. A select group of guests were allowed to watch the fashion show with the help of virtual reality headsets instead of attending it in person.
Spring: fashion show
This fashion show features only one model, American painter Eliza Douglas. She presents the collection with the help of computer-generated clones of herself. How clones can walk on a fashion show? The twist- It is not a real fashion show as we know and are used to, but a digital fashion show in the form of a video, organized with the help of advanced technology and special effects. “It’s a show that has never been done before. But the clothes are real. They were made,” said chief designer Demna Gvasalia.
50th Couture Collection: Fashion Show
This collection is the first couture collection since 1967 and a tribute to Cristóbal Balenciaga, the founder of the Parisian fashion house. After pret- à- porter fashion replaced couture, the Spanish designer retired. The brand was managed until 2015 by various designers who did not want to face couture. With Demna Gvasalia, the fashion house regains its former glory of the 50s and 60s. The initials C.B. were embroidered by hand on individual parts of the collection to commemorate the personal style of Balenciaga, for example, leather gloves or silk ties.
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Commercials: Fall & Summer Campaigns
Besides fashion shows, there are also creative commercials to present the latest collections of Balenciaga. Here you can see the commercials for the fall collection and summer collection. These, just like the fashion shows, reflect the futuristic and technology-oriented approach of head designer Demna Gvasalia.
A video game as a fashion show? The special situation of the pandemic calls for creativity! Balenciaga presents its fall collection on virtual avatars in the specially developed video game “Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow”. The game shows a postmodern future in which you can explore the world of Balenciaga. The game’s hero walks through different virtual worlds and encounters different avatars, all dressed in pieces from the fall collection. In this video, experience the virtual mind of Demna Gvasalia and experience a fashion show in a way never seen before!
Summer collection campaign
Also for this video, the creative minds of Balenciaga have again worked at full speed and come up with something very special for this collection. In this campaign, the collection is presented by some, completely different looking mannequins. People from every ethnicity are addressed and show Balenciaga’s open world view. The mannequins look as extraordinary and eye-catching as the clothes. The highlight of the collection is definitely the iconic handbag “The Neo Classic”, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
VIPs: Rihanna at the Met Gala
Megastar and style icon Rihanna is obviously a fan of the luxury brand, because she has been photographed in Balenciaga many times. Whether street style or on the red carpet, Rihanna is a Balenciaga girl. Rihanna also chose Balenciaga for her visit to this year’s Met Gala. You can see the black outfit just incredibly well. In the video below you can watch how stylish Rihanna and her boyfriend ASAP Rocky look on their red carpet debut as a couple.
Collaboration: Gucci Aria
This is not a collaboration in the classic sense, but you can clearly see that designer Demna Gvasalia was involved. For the collection, which was created in honor of Gucci’s 100th birthday, Gucci designer Alessandro Michele was inspired by some of the pieces Demna Gvasalia designed for Balenciaga. Logo prints and the brand lettering are the flagship of this collection, also striking are the details reminiscent of equestrians, as Gucci’s history is deeply rooted in equestrian sports.
Interviews: Alexander Wang and Demna Gvasalia
Through these two interviews, you’ll get a glimpse into the life of Balenciaga’s current head designer Demna Gvasalia, as well as the workings of former head designer Alexander Wang.
Alexander Wang about Balenciaga
From 2012 to 2015, Alexander Wang was appointed as head designer of Balenciaga, succeeding designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who had made Balenciaga great again in the 2000s. In this interview, Alexander Wang talks about, among other things, why it is important to him to look at the archive of Balenciaga and be inspired by it, and what his motivations were for taking the job at Balenciaga- despite founding his own successful brand.
Demna Gvasalia: everything you need to know
Here you will get interesting and important information about head designer Demna Gvasalia in just 5 minutes. For example, that he lived in Germany for a while, studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and is the co-founder of the famous street style brand Vetements.
Balenciaga: designer portrait
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