Balenciaga - spring 2013

Fearless and tiered



The latest Balenciaga spring/summer 2013 collection took the season’s favorite trends to the next level with architecturally cut crop tops, Spanish-style, ruffled flamenco skirts, and the lovely mixed prints. Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Balenciaga, kept the color palette cool, focusing on black, white, blue, and pale yellow.

The show, which was also seen by thousands of fashion lovers around the world via live-stream, was attended by some of fashion’s brightest editors and celebs, including Kristen Stewart and Selma Hayek. As the face of Balenciaga’s perfume, Stewart was chosen to be a brand ambassador by Ghesquière for her “unique personality.” “It’s an odd relationship that us actresses get to have with fashion. It’s not something that I ever imagined myself fitting into….What I like about the Balenciaga brand is that, not to sound so obvious but, it is incredibly bold, “ said Kristen Stewart.

Bold is right. Always the innovators when it comes to the silhouettes of the season, Balenciaga redefined it again for us with asymmetrical hemlines and the signature menswear-inspired jackets. Also known for their handbags, this season’s Balenciaga bag is very structured. Their cylindrical shaped bag was a knockout, paired with the retro-inspired crop top and high-waist trousers. The house also took on leather in a new way this season, using it to construct detailed dresses in multicolored leather leaves.

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