Structured Collars and High-Impact Neon at Balenciaga

Structured Collars and High-Impact Neon at Balenciaga

Balenciaga's fall 2019 show had everything: laser strobe lights, the strong acidic smell of tar, cool tailoring, sporty neons and over 100 looks for all genders. Demna Gvasalia dedicated the show to the customers, the whole reason why he continuously creates, reportedly. Here's everything else you need to know about the show.

Sharp Tailoring

The show opened up with a selection of sharply tailored jackets and trousers in black. And it was a theme that continued throughout the collection, later in shades of pale yellow or electric blue.

Shoulder Up

Following Balenciaga's modern history of creating subverted proportions, all emphasis was put on the shoulders. They were oversized, raised near the neck or manipulated into bigger, rounder shapes overall.

Super Shoppers

The collection was dedicated to the customers — the ones who shop. Rather ironically, (or not) several models carried actual paper shopping bags down the runway.

Neon World

Neon, one of the biggest trends, seen everywhere from Dries Van Noten to Saint Laurent made a major impact in the color palette. Nearly every shade you could imagine was brightened to electrifying shades.

Everything Casual

Keeping up with the streetwear mentality that made Gvasalia have such a cult following with a certain cool kid crowd, the collection still maintained an array of hoodies, bomber jackets and winter-y vests.

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