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BALENCIAGA: THE MULTICULTURAL STAMP
For: Gabriela Fockt
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From the year 1998 Nicolás Ghesquière is the Balenciaga artistic director. In the last periods he has been able to demonstrate more than never that, respecting the essential lines of the teacher, it is possible to give a magnificent lesson of modern elegance. Ghesquière has turned out to be elevated in the first line of the big gurus of the current fashion. In his collection pret-a-porter autumn - winter has handled with mastery symbols and multicultural colors.
His biggest achievement in the collection autumn - winter is in the coherence of his creations and simultaneously in his absence of precepts or attitudes that could rub the imposition. Ghesquière wants that all the women find his opportunity and offers them a heap of possibilities. He has looked for his basic inspiration in multiple cultural references: Palestinian handkerchiefs that it uses as refined scarves bordered with golden fringe, African tunics, kimonos and other motives of oriental inspiration, or of the European East …

They dominate in the collection the pants jodhpur, the short skirts, the miscellanies style patchwork, the short and very waisted, edged jackets or with leather details. The sandals and shoes multicolored always accompany to the dense averages and of different tonalities.

But like counterweight to this young and coloristic fashionable deployment we find traditional jackets type western, English tailors in green velvet, tiroleses overcoats, tuxedoes, … some models of black and white tweed Emphasize blazers perhaps because Ghesquière knows that Balenciaga was coinciding with this with Chanel, a big friend of the teacher until it was white of one of the characteristic enfados of the brilliant Cocó

The jerseis to streaks or with rhombs they mark the most sports line of the collection neither in that are missing the exotic or geometric drawings and the wide corseletes so lavished in the current fashion who even accompany any of his impeccable black overcoats.

There is no doubt that Ghesquière has turned into a big figure of the current fashion. From his first collection in the House Balenciaga in which it re-edited a black and white architectural line up to today, this creator has been evolving and specifying successfully his intentions: "I did not want to redo what Balenciaga had already done - he has declared-. I do not want that there is confusion between the past and the present. It is a luxury to be provided with this patrimony and at the same time to be able to live and work the present. I am not considered to be his heir but I have a responsibility towards his creations, his work and his history and do not want to betray all this reinterpretándolo.”
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