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Next up from Paris Fashion Week is Balenciaga, headed up by Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia. For SS17, Gvasalia once again brought Vetements’ streetwise attitude and low-brow tastes over to the storied couture house, while playing with garments’ proportions and silhouettes much like the house’s founder did back in the early 20th century.

The vast shoulder pads that defined Balenciaga’s SS17 men’s collection made it over to the women’s show — this time they were used to give trench coats, blazers, padded vests and field coats broad, hulking silhouettes. Brightly colored, patterned spandex appeared throughout the show (there’s those low-brow sensibilities again), as did a variety of floral pieces. The laundry-style “Bazar” bag reared its luxurious head once again, alongside some similarly low-brow luggage pieces.

Don’t forget to check out our street style report from outside the show.

  • Photography: Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv
Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's fashion content.

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