Although I’ve always admired, commended and generally, been astounded by Nicolas Ghesquière’s wonders worked with the womenswear of Balenciaga, I’ve never wholly been sold on his menswear endeavours. Too often the too-small, underwhelming collections appear immature as if the original concept had not been developed entirely – if there had been any concept whatsoever.
Not so with Ghesquière’s FW 0809 triumph in which we find basics beautifully re-worked and, finally, proportion-play of a standard similar to that displayed through his womenswear. It isn’t – yet – ground-breaking either but most definitely further proof that Ghesquière is devoting the requisite attention this previously neglected facet of the awesome house.
Personal favourites include the metallic suit [a ringer for a Bruno Pieters’ piece a few seasons back..hmm] and that voluminous black bomber(?) which contrasts so dramatically with the ‘sewn-on’ silhouette of the pants.
Images from TFS – Screencapped from Balenciaga.com