Balenciaga SS17: Kinks and Commerce

by Katherine Thomas

Balenciaga is one of those brand that is evokes obsession to the point of fetish. And rightly so. Balenciaga has been churning out ridiculously creative ideas, art in the form of clothes. Demma Gvasila's first foray with the fabled brand held onto that belief while introducing avant-garde surrealist interpretation with functionality. From kinky printed spandex to  retro flats it was all about the celebration of fashion as a form of artistic expression. But unlike a novice who views fashion as a vehicle of art, this specific Balenciaga collection went all pro and provided an equipoise, a balance to art and commerce. 


Katherine Thomas is a scottish writer based in Paris.