Aside from that, I’ve been trawling through the GQ archive of Balenciaga show reports, familiarising myself with the lesser known of the two branches helmed by Ghesquière at Balenciaga – his truly unique menswear.
^ Autumn Winter 2012; continuing on in the previous season’s vein, Ghesquière’s adds another string to his bow
^ Spring Summer 2013; explorations in cyber aesthetics give way to a more subdued, naturalistic minimalism
It saddens me a little to think that Ghesquière departs just as the house’s men’s divison has begun to cohere, excite and vie for a long-awaited place amongst the menswear greats. That said, I’m sure there’s plenty more where that came from,
Can we all now get a grip, reign it in, recognise nobody’s died, salute Ghesquière for Balenciaga and wish him well in his future endeavours?
Read more about the parting of Ghesqière and Balenciaga here
Images from GQ, Style and New York Magazine