Since being named Balenciaga’s new creative director back in November 2012, Alexander Wang worked on perfecting an equation that would allow him to explore the priceless heritage, while still making use of his androgynous and edgy design aesthetic. With the house codes close to mind, Wang envisioned a very first resort collection for 2014, depicted in his signature palette of austere black and white.
Balenciaga’s DNA was still recognizable in the subtly reworked archive pieces, where origami folds and smooth curves replaced the voluminous shapes and where the need of structure was persuaded with softness and restraint. The petal hems, the twisted prints and the blossoming collars were all reenvisioned through a sportier trademark that came forth evenly sophisticated.
Finished off with jewelry pieces borrowing inspiration from Balenciaga’s vintage designs, close at hand with bucket hats coated in shredded plastic, the collection bared a modern sensitivity.
You can see all of the Balenciaga resort 2014 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.