×
337
Fashion Jobs
NIKE
India Logistics Partner Management Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
DIAMOND RETAIL INDIA
Hiring For Sales Officer/Area Sales Manager (Jharkhand All District)
Permanent · Chatra
DIAMOND RETAIL INDIA
Hiring For Sales Officer/Area Sales Manager /Sales Manager (up)
Permanent · Mirzapur
FINO PAYMENTS BANK
Territory Sales Manager - Merchant & Distributor Onboarding - wb
Permanent · Cooch Behar
SUGUNA FOODS PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager-Animal Health Products Sales (Bangalore)
Permanent · Bengaluru
MUTHOOT FINCORP LTD
Area Manager - Chennai
Permanent · Chennai
SUGUNA FOODS PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager-Animal Health Products Sales (Bangalore)
Permanent · Bengaluru
DIAMOND RETAIL INDIA
Hiring For Sales Officer/Area Sales Manager/Sales Manager (Bihar)
Permanent · Katihar
VIJAY SYSTEMS ENGINEERS PVT LTD ( UMBERGOAN)
Production Manager
Permanent · Vapi
VIDVAS HR SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
sr Manager - Production . Only Leather Bags Exp - Chennai
Permanent · Chennai
SHREE SADGURU MASALA & SPICES IND PVT LTD
Regional Sales Manager
Permanent · Navi Mumbai
MAGNATEK ENTERPRISES
Looking For Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Chennai
BANDHAN LIFE SCIENCE PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Kolkata
WINGS PHARMACEUTICALS
Area Sales Manager - Generic Division
Permanent · Ludhiana
FIRST SOLUTION
Agency Development Manager/Recruitment Development Manager(Insurance)
Permanent · Pune
NCL INDUSTRIES LIMITED (BISON PANEL)
Area Sales Manager - Hyderabad (Boards Division)
Permanent · Hyderabad
LN GLOBAL CAREER SERVICES LLP
Required Regional Sales Manager For Pharmaceutical Company
Permanent · Chennai
LN GLOBAL CAREER SERVICES LLP
Required Zonal Sales Manager For Pharmaceutical Company
Permanent · Chennai
LEVI'S
Group Product Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
AVENUE SUPERMARTS LIMITED
Excellent Opportunity With Dmart _ Production Managers
Permanent · Chikmagalur
ENOAH I SOLUTION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
KISHOR EXPORTS
Garment Technician
Permanent · Agra
Published
Sep 30, 2018
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Balenciaga: lavish and LED-driven

Published
Sep 30, 2018

Rarely has a fashion show featured such an outstanding set; a mind-blowing digital vortex developed by artist Jon Rafman, whom Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia met at the Basel Art Fair.


Balenciaga - Spring-Summer2019 - Womenswear - Paris - © PixelFormula


A truly amazing visual maelstrom, where the audience of 400 walked into a rectangular tube made entirely of 2,000 square meters of curving LED screens. Pre-show, massive images of raindrops on windows, which then exploded into volcanic molasses; churning waves; balls of fire; melting celluloid and digital ticker tapes as the show kicked off.
 
Outside, a sunny Sunday in northern suburb St Denis: inside the audience almost freezing, as the air conditioning was turned way, way down to prevent the LEDs overheating.

This would all have meant nothing if the collection was prosaic,. Instead it was probably Gvasalia's most coherent and glamorous collection for the house.
 
His opening look set the scene, a perfectly cut pinstripe coat-dress, nipped at the waist like a chess piece and finished with exactly flat, right-angle shoulders. He showed this silhouette in sleek leather, powder blue wool and electric cerulean technical velvet. Balenciaga will always be about volume; and Demna played with some remarkable shapes, many bearing the brand name in black and white stiff labels that stood up vertically on one shoulder.
 
“I call it Neo, or New Tailoring in dress making: rigid and stiff and square shoulders. Almost like little sofas that you could sit on,” beamed the Georgian-born designer.
 
In a co-ed show he sent out over a score of men's looks, worn, like his womenswear, on a “casting sauvage” culled from Korea, France, Germany and even Scotland.
 
Somewhat curiously for a gent who escaped a homeland overrun by irredentist communists, Demna also showed several Mao-shaped suits, albeit cut with novel fluidity. Moreover, he also used lots of liquid velvet in lightly billowing pants and shirt jackets. Other silhouettes recalled exaggerated raglans from the '60s; while a new men's suit dispensed with the shirt as it was transformed into a jacket.
 

Balenciaga - Spring-Summer2019 - Womenswear - Paris - © PixelFormula


“No shoulder padding or epaulettes. That takes away the obligations of a classic suit. I want to dress the new generation and make them wear tailoring again. So this feels like wearing a jogging suit, and is more approachable and not like Bond Street and Savile Row. That for me is essential,” argued Demna.
 
A striking collection and a brilliant show, where Rafman and Gvasalia collaborated by dreaming up “a digital movie set.” Not in tandem, but by talking and brain storming, and allowing fashion to fashion a new vision of art and the digital simulacrum.

Copyright © 2021 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.