Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Runway Report: Balenciaga Resort 2012
Fembot Volume Resort...
Nicolas Ghesquière unveiled his latest Resort 2012 Collection for Balenciaga. The designer showed lots of color--brick reds, aqua greys, as well as hints of lilac/lavender--along with the usual subjects of black and white. There was LOTS of VOLUME---an obvious nod to the Couture Master Cristobal Balenciaga.
Examples of this could be seen in the full Dirndl-style A-line skirts, to the knee and full billowing yet light coats, structured vest jackets and blouson "Bomber" jackets. Known for his skinny fabulously-fitting pants, Ghesquière, also showed "easy-breezy" jersey pieces and some very cute shorts he dubbed "Umbrella shorts". I especially LOVE those visor-hats! I need to get me one of those for my upcoming trip to Europe!! (I wonder if I can get an "early order" in?). Some of the visor-clad looks reminded me of some 60s-inspired yet futuristic Flight Attendants!
Most designers design "Resort" as a pre-cursor to what their "Spring/Summer" collections will look like, as well as a suggestion to their clients as to what they should wear on their next "Resort Vacation" to the Seychelles or the Amalfi Coast...The Fembot Balenciaga Girl will be spending her "Resort Vacation" in Berlin...or Prague in these looks instead.