On Sunday, Demna Gvasalia presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection for Balenciaga and Highsnobiety was there to get industry insider’s first reactions. The collection was a change for Gvasalia — in Balenciaga’s world streetwear is out and power dressing is in. In place of the sneakers and hoodies of previous seasons, the designer focused on tailoring, showing sharp shoulders and nipped in waists.

Highsnobiety‘s Style Director Jan-Michael Quammie caught up with fashion insiders including Interview Magazine‘s Mel Ottenburg, 032c‘s Marc Goehring, Garage Magazine‘s Gabriella Karefa Johnson, and blogger Érika Santos directly after the show to get their thoughts on the collection.

Watch it above and let us know your thoughts on the SS19 Balenciaga show in the comments below.

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