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Balenciaga F/W 2012

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Fall/winter 2012 was a season of transforming and transporting at the house of Balenciaga. With a robust roster of collections under his design belt, all of which have been rooted in the brand’s iconic heritage dating back to the early twentieth century, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière was looking towards the future this season; coincidentally, or perhaps not, fall/winter 2012 came to be the designer’s final cold-weather collection for the brand which he singlehandedly resurrected in the late 1990s.


Posted March 10th, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

The runway show’s neon-lit, floating office setting, perched atop the 27th floor of a Paris skyscraper, an elevation seeming almost like outer space in Europe’s most beautiful, pre-war city, set a perfect tone for the collection’s futuristic corporate clothing. Ghesquière presented an offering of conceptual everyday ‘office’ wear, with highly developed fabrics, new age animal prints – leopard spots rendered through padded appliqué, inlayed zebra stripes and jacquard snakeskin – contradictory shapes, simple silhouettes and low-slung heels for easy mobility. From a commercial standpoint, the show’s sci-fi sweatshirts were easily covetable for even the most uninformed Balenciaga fan. In hindsight, these relaxed, graphic-printed garments were early, contemporary examples of streetwear invading high fashion. Over the course of the past five years, Balenciaga’s ‘Join a Weird Trip’ sweatshirts have become iconic visuals of the house, while ‘dressed up’ active-wear has infiltrated the runways of Paris fashion week; and therein lies the genius of Nicolas Ghesquière, a highly innovative creative director with an esteemed ability to foresee the future of fashion.

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Peter Cook

Diagram of Sponge Building, 1975

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Maria pergay chiause anneaux  1968

Maria Pergay

Chaise Anneaux, 1968

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Norma kamali 1983 2

Norma Kamali

Converse Heels, 1983

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Alberto fraser  nastro table lamp  1983 84

Alberto Fraser

Nastro Table Lamp, 1983-84

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Kuramata furniture in irregular forms

Shiro Kuramata

Furniture in Irregular Forms, Side 1, 1970

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Charles ray fall  91

Charles Ray

Fall '91

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Joy division unknown pleasures 665x400

Peter Saville

Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, 1979

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Oscar niemeyer  united nations headquarters

Oscar Niemeyer

United Nations Headquarters, 1952

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Extruded table3 01.jpg.1920x1000 q90 crop scale

Marc Newson

Extruded Table 3, 2008

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Dan flavin  alternate diagonals of march 2  1964  to don judd

Dan Flavin

Alternate Diagonals of March 2, 1964 (to Don Judd), 1964

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Eileengray aram non conformist 639x639

Eileen Gray

Non-Conformist Chair, 1926

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Blair thurman mr. white  2008

Blair Thurman

Mr. White, 2008

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Superstudio     the continuous monument  on the rocky coast      1969

Superstudio

The Continuous Monument (On the Rocky Coast), 1969

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Twa 1672 twa projpic01

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TWA Flight Center, 1962

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Untitled  1981  robert longo.

Robert Longo

Untitled, 1981

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Us vogue july 1983 polly mellen helmut newton hans feurer photograph yohji yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto garments shot by Helmut Newton

Vogue US, July 1983

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Xxx 33 totem grand petit

Serge Mouille

TOTEM 170 cm and TOTEM 117 cm

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Yona friedman  spatial city  project  perspective  1958  1959  moma

Yona Friedman

Spatial City, project, Aerian Perspective, 1958/1959

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