Ever since Demna Gvasalia takes over the helm of Balenciaga last October, the French house has been one of most talked-about in the fashion industry. The designer's debut for Fall 2016 saw him combine the architectural soul of the house's founder and the street attitude of Vetements. One season in, and the designer's visions has so far only extended to the house's womenswear collection, but that's all about to change.
Just few days ago news broke that Balenciaga artistic director Demna Gvasalia would be lending Balenciaga’s men’s collections, to be shown for the first time in a runway format. Before Gvasalia, both Alexander Wang and Nicolas Ghesquière designed menswear for the house, but their collections were only shown in small press presentations. The show will hit Paris Men's Fashion Week in June, and is going to be the first that the house ever stage during its 99-year history. "The show will debut the masculine version of Balenciaga new artistic director Demna Gvasalia, showcasing his first men's collection for the historic maison," said a statement from the house.
Gvasalia’s will bow for Spring 2017 during the Paris men’s collections on June 22. While now you can watch his debut for fall 2016 for a more way of predicting what will Balenciaga menswear under Gvasalia look like.
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