Sunday, 23 January 2011

Balenciaga menswear Fall Winter 2011


balenciaga fall winter 2011 / ph: balenciaga

first impression: it wasn't as tear inducing as spring summer 2011, however it didn't exactly set the world on fire. and i say that as a fan who buys their pieces seasons in and out, and i say that with a tinge of sadness. balenciaga womenswear is up there, right at the forefront, something is lacking in the menswear division. and i hate to tear apart what someone did as i appreciate the amount of stress and work involved to put together a collection. just that as a long time fan, waiting every six months only to be slightly let down, is a little disheartening.

second look: i am looking past the styling and questionable choice of models. i am keen on the red suede jacket on top right, light brown hooded jacket (2nd row left), and the coats on 3rd row centre and right.

final thoughts: give me some time and i think i will warm to the pieces. this fan will be heading in stores come july 2011.




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11 comments:

  1. Hmm I feel like this is a fairly well executed collection in so far as it's coherent and definitely keeps in the Balenciaga men's vein but I'd never wear any of it myself.

    C.

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  2. regarding the clothes, i like the grey jacket (second row, right)(is that suede?), and the brown coat (third row, right) as well. regarding the models, i second the motion.

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  3. wow
    i looove the last outfit
    xoxo
    nana
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  4. really really disappoint.

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  5. I can't help but drifting away from Balenciaga...why can't they just borrow some thing directly from womenswear?! it'll still be so much better than this!

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  6. agree with your comment... so does Balmain. Nice clothes though.

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  7. The jackets on the last two pictures of the first row are wonderful. I want them! Badly. I really like the mustard cardigan / sweater.

    It is very tricky to design a menswear collection on the back of some of today's most successful womenswear collections. I would love to be able to buy the Balenciaga colours, shapes, materials, texture for women in a collection for men, but how wearable would this be? How much would they sell. Same with Balmain: I would love a Balmain sequin jacket for men, but would I ever wear it? Would they sell more than three, worldwide?

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  8. it looks stronger than last season (which i did like) but i would prefer to buy a tailored jacket like the ones daft punk wore from somewhere like Balenciaga.

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  9. davidikus i agree. Shane i disagree.

    The collection nicolas puts on the runway is very difficult to find. i have only found the women's pieces in the new york and la shop...not so much in the corners. Of course there is a fantasy element to put them on but as a man i am more interested into buying into the world nicolas ghesquiere has created, (innovation,experimentation of luxury,slim cut etc) and buying some menswear items that stand for these values. I think the shoes look amazing!! maybe a men's show would be the best option for us to judge. Send me an invite!!!

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  10. individually, i don't like the clothes that much. but seeing them all together makes me appreciate the collection better

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what's he wearing?