For Demna Gvasalia, head designer at Vetements and newly appointed artistic designer at Balenciaga, this was his first men’s outing and, in fact, Balenciaga’s first-ever men’s show.
“David Byrne’s famous “big suit” from the Talking Heads live movie Stop Making Sense inevitably came to mind in the huge, flat shape and size of the jacket. Underneath, there were bermudas, so fitted there was a thigh gap, the physical curiosity that has often been used as a stick to beat the fashion industry over anorexic female models. Those two pieces defined the ebb and flow of the rest of the show: challengingly wide, provocatively narrow, both shown with theatrical footwear that created its own peculiar subtext.” – Tim Blanks.
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