The sheer audacity, technical dexterity and extremity of vision are always impressive at Balenciaga. Take a foursome of taughtrazimir, but treated and puckered to a fabric somewhere between a swirl and 's palette.
One of the reasons that fashion insiders really love Ghesquiere is the odd dichotomy that even though his ideas are highly influential they are not easily copied, meaning his cool looks won't be immediately turning up in H&M or Zara. It also sets Nicolas that bit apart from his most influential peers,, Consuelo Castiglioni, or, looking back, , whose ideas were more easily flinched by mass chains. In a word, Balenciaga won't be on the hoi polloi soon.
"I wanted the color of flowers but not their niceness, where the look was gentle yet tough," the designer told FWD.