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Balenciaga Menswear S/S 2018

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion


Posted October 21st, 2017 By Colby Mugrabi

Demna Gvasalia’s obsession with banal, everyday design narratives rose to new heights in his spring/summer 2018 menswear collection for Balenciaga. To further the designer’s depiction of character stereotypes, from the corporate man doing ‘business casual’ to the has-been rocker and the young father on ‘daddy duty’, models were outfitted in re-imagined classics like pinstripe slacks, acid-wash denim, loose Hawaiian shirts, oversized blazers and patent leather buckle loafers. Gvasalia slipped in some sporty athleisure looks as well, ranging from 1980s-inspired outerwear and obscenely oversized ski jackets, to brightly colored t-shirts and transparent plastic ponchos. One of the most striking design elements carried throughout the collection was the tri-length, segmented pants seen in nineteen of the fifty-six looks, composed of a variety of colors and a cacophony of materials. With techno music blaring as countless models and young children stomped down the makeshift, wooded runway of the Bois de Boulogne, the individual narratives within the collection were tied seamlessly together by the overarching beauty involved in fatherhood.

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George nelson  sling sofa  1964

George Nelson

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Kazimir malevich  sportsmen  1928 30

Kazimir Malevich

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Charles gwathmey  residence and studio  1965  long island

Charles Gwathmey

Residence and Studio, 1965, long Island, New York

3 of 23

Robert mallet stevens  armchairs pair  ca 1921

Robert Mallet Stevens

Armchairs, 1921

4 of 23

Diane arbus   a young brooklyn family going for a sunday outing  n.y.c.  1966

Diane Arbus

A Young Brooklyn Family Going For a Sunday Outing, N.Y.C.,1966

5 of 23

Helmut lang spring 2000 rtw 65

Helmut Lang

Spring/Summer 2000

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Andre   breton 1924

André Breton, 1924

7 of 23

Julia wachtel landscape no. 4  inside and outside  1990

Julia Wachtel

Landscape No. 4 (Inside and Outside), 1990

8 of 23

Claes oldenburg  soft fur good humors  1963

Claes Oldenburg

Soft Fur Good Humors, 1963

9 of 23

Ettore sottsass  rosso grigio e nero occasional table from the bharata series  1988

Ettore Sottsass

Rosso Grigio e Nero Occasional Table from the Bharata series, 1988

10 of 23

Felix gonzalez torres   untitled  perfect lovers   1991

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1991

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Greyhound bus station in jackson  tennessee  built in 1938

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Ran nagle  handsome drifter  2015

Ron Nagle

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Ron nagle  fortgang  2002

Ron Nagle

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Ron nagle triangular tracy 2002

Ron Nagle

Triangular Tracy, 2002

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Ruhlmann tournant desk armchair

Jacques Émile Ruhlmann

“Tournant” Desk Armchair

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Bob colacello  andy warhol and christopher murray in hats  paul weiss  1979

Paul Weiss

Bob Colacello, Andy Warhol and Christopher Murray in Hats, 1979

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Img 7100

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Jack goldstein  still from butterflies  1975

Jack Goldstein

Still from Butterflies, 1975

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Jack goldstein  the knife  1975

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The Knife, 1975

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John baldessari  blue boy  with yellow boy   one in hawaiian tie  one with dark   1989

John Baldessari

Blue Boy (with Yellow Boy - One in Hawaiian Tie, One With Dark), 1989

21 of 23

Mike kelley. the thirteen seasons

Mike Kelley

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Richard Bernstein

Candy Darling Silkscreened Poster, 1971

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