On Sunday night, before the new week started at the New York Stock Exchange, Demna Gvasalia shared his new collection where he triggered some emotions and impregnated a visual shock by masking up every model. To this important date Anna Wintour, J Balvin, Rihanna and a whole mass of celebrities turn up to see the latest creation by the social.political fashion designer of Balenciaga.
This time the inspiration for this collection was divided in three: the first one was all about constructing a classic wardrobe that is missing in the society we are living in at this moment, secondly we have the eveningwear in the form of second-skin even with sequins all over one of the designs, and finally the collaboration with Adidas that created a lot of repercussion. The pieces from this last part were available the moment after they show them in the web to buy or to pre-order them.
The fetishization of individuals in society is reflected by the kinky latex full suits that model where wearing in every moment. Even though they were not recognizable you could sene who where behind the masks by the way they went out onto the runway. Capitalism was again touch by the imaginary of Demna who set this fashion show against the background of an inminent system crash encouraged for a glitchy stock market. This Balenciaga show remains us the power and the controle in which the current designer can express social and political ideas in a way where it doesn’t result dull or blend. Versatility is what this catwalk shows.