Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Wow, what a show, once again Balenciaga delivers a collection that looks to the future while being immersed in the here and now. His use of technical fabrics to enliven traditional shapes, the sport references (motocross) the colors and textures all came together in a perfect storm of high fashion at its most exploratory and thought-provoking. Nicolas Ghesquière described his collection as an exploration of “matte and shine, playing with textures to see how they reflect or absorb light”. Metallic fabrics that looked like leather were in fact silk. As for the accessories, a small clutch accessorized each and every outfit but tights were pulled over the shoes, concealing them and creating a complete head-to-toe total look. What could be more modern?
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