Saturday, March 3, 2012

Favorite of the Day: Balenciaga

Designers spend a lot of time looking to the past and to the future. The present doesn't seem to interest them. I don't find this fact all that surprising. When one thinks about it, the present is fleeting and almost impossible to grasp. The past and the future, however, stretch on endlessly.

When fashion looks forward, often the result is filled with kitsch and cliché. A Jetsons mashup that verges on costume. At the Balenciaga show on March 1st, the target was the future without the costume. It was a future filled with new shapes and garments made of multiple fabrics.

But of course, Nicolas Ghesquière is always looking ahead even as so many others look back.

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