Demna Gvasalia has turned Balenciaga into arguably the must-see show in the worldwide fashion circuit and his knack for producing buzzy collections is showing no sign of letting up, with hoards of industry insiders flocking to Paris in anticipation for what he’ll produce next.
His latest collection, which was revealed on Sunday contained an artificial mountain and clothes featuring an anonymous Balenciaga hotline. Attendees showed up to event rocking a some of Gvasalia’s greatest hits so far. Check out the best looks below.
Clashing colors with Balenciaga’s pink spandex boots and an oversized red puffer. The luxe scarf completes this super cozy look.
The money print motif was one of the standouts from Balenciaga’s SS18 collection, seen here on a loose jacket complete with a cartoonishly large tag peeking above its collar.
The chunky sole on the Balenciaga Triple S makes them an unlikely candidate for navigating adverse conditions. Here they are combined with a pair of Heron Preston socks that literally read ”Style” in Cyrillic.
This fringed leather vest reminds us of something you’d find at your favorite vintage store. Only it’s Balenciaga.
Demna Gvasalia has brought Balenciaga’s logo back in a big way, even giving it a re-design last year. Here it finds itself printed on the back of a striped shirt with a built-in tie loosely knotted over the shoulders.
10-year-old Ivan Zinko and his mother Natasha fit nearly all of today’s trends into two attention-grabbing outfits.
Balenciaga’s off the shoulder parka reached grail status as soon as they were unveiled during Gvasalia’s first collection for the brand. This all black version opens to reveal a simple logo tee underneath.
Three of Gvasalia’s signatures in one ‘fit: A luxe shopping bag, oversized parka, and Triple S sneakers.
Gvasalia clashed flannels on the runway during his SS18 show, a look which has been mirrored exactly on the streets outside the FW18 presentation. Talk about influence.
Transparent rain jackets have been popping up a lot during this fashion week circuit. This one subtly reveals a Balenciaga print underneath.
The chunky sneaker with a skirt is a steezy way to play with proportions; the lace trim on this skirt matches well with the pink accents of the Triple S.
Pink camo covered by Balenciaga’s cozy C-curve puffer vest. Also, are those grills we see?
This sporty football scarf-featuring ensemble flies the flag for minimalist sneakers in a sea of maximalist, chunky ones.
Turn those dollar prints into (real) one hundred dollar notes and you might have enough to afford this high-fashion ‘fit.
With the DIY vibe everywhere at the moment, it’s no surprise to see Balenciaga’s name painted on the back of an extra long leather jacket. Dare you try something similar with your own leather?
In case you missed it, here are the best street style looks from OFF-WHITE’s FW18 show in Paris.
- Photography: Eva Al Desnudo / Highsnobiety