Oh, Paris! You got here so fast!
After trekking through 3 fashion weeks, it’s always great to see what happens in Paris. And while our prime purpose at Fashion Snoops is to identify all those MA-JOR trends, it’s nice to get to a designer and see something a little different. Cue Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.
First off, the theme here was all about perspectives – the sort that are generated by looking through a magnifying glass. It came through as futurist as well as techy, with fabrics like braided faux leather and meshy overlays that revealed neon pink below.
Pieced and blocked effects also showed up, which were very much in line with Fall 11’s pieced construction trend. (Also see the pieced pants in the first series of images.)
And while I don’t like to dwell on the negative, I was a tad surprised to see Ghesquière jump on the mid-calf bandwagon. Granted the leather trim adds a little something but I think the draped aspect could have been executed better, especially after what a hit Balenciaga’s draped skirts have been at retail.
Finally, the show wrapped up with great kimono jackets, nodding to the house’s namesake Cristobal Balenciaga, who’s gotten more than a few nods in his favor this season.