UPDATE: Balenciaga and MR PORTER have unveiled the full collaborative collection. Browse the images above, then read our original story below.
MR PORTER has been releasing some of the best collaborative products as of late. Just a couple of months ago, they dropped a suiting-focused capsule collection with Noah. Now, they're teaming up with Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia on something unprecedented—a dual collaboration with MR PORTER and NET-A-PORTER.
“The exclusive collection for NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER creates a complete wardrobe of Balenciaga styles known from previous seasons,” says Gvasalia in a statement. “We have redesigned this selection of styles for women and men in new and special fabrics and dedicated colors.”
It was a good 2017 for Gvasalia and Balenciaga, one that saw their collective hold of the Internet fashion zeitgeist reinforced on the streets of global fashion weeks and at the retail level—holding several exclusive retail pop-ups with shops like the recently shuttered colette and the still-great Dover Street Market.
Balenciaga and Demna Gvasalia also garnered two editor's picks from 2017's Highsnobiety Crowns awards: Most Relevant Brand and Most Influential Person. On top of that, a recent study showed that Balenciaga is the hottest brand in the world.
Preceding the collection's official launch date of January 22 on MR PORTER and NET-A-PORTER, the accompanying campaign was shot in the London headquarters of the storied e-commerce platform. Lensman Johnny Dufort features staff members across both businesses showcasing the wares in a more corporate setting, aligning with last year's big trend of redefined office dress codes.
The collaboration includes some of Balenciaga's best-known staples like oversized hoodies, denim jackets, and sneakers—namely the knit Speed Trainer and immensely popular chunky-soled Triple S sneaker.
You can preview five of the most-hyped men's items here:
As well as five of the highly-anticipated items from NET-A-PORTER's women's collection:
The Balenciaga x MR PORTER and Balenciaga x NET-A-PORTER collaborations drop on January 22.
Now read why we picked Demna Gvasalia as the Most Influential Person of 2017, along with our other 2017 Highsnobiety Crowns winners.