Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013
Skin was the big news at Balenciaga. Designer Nicolas Ghesquière told the press before the show that its was “the most sensual collection I’ve ever done”. It was all about stiff ruffles, movement, a-symmetric cut and technical fabrics, dense embroideries that looked like tweeds, lace fused to molded synthetics, and T-shirt knits dipped in glue for stiffness.
Ghesquière set the tone with the first model’s midriff-baring molded bra and high-waisted pants. And from there came out swinging, slitting long black skirts almost to the hipbone and edging them with deep ruffles. Asymmetric skirts pushed the leg-theme further, and even the pantsuits were paired with bra tops.