Fashion house BALENCIAGA presented their Resort 2023 Collection on Sunday, May 22nd, at the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Designer Demna Gvasalia used fashion to reflect terrifying world we live in. The collection explores desire and the world ruled by capitalism. It features Garde-Robe line, eveningwear, and Balenciaga x adidas collaboration. The Garde-Robe line was inspired by the brand’s couture collection, and it brings classic wardrobe. Eveningwear updated extra-formal attire: bodycon gowns, reconstructed tuxedos, floor-length silk trenches with trains. For the season, Demna also collaborated with sportswear brand Adidas. The looks that subvert and reinterpret Adidas’ signature code, were inspired by the late 90s and early 2000s style.
“Garde-Robe is made up of wardrobe staples in elevated cuts, sharp finishing, and luxe materials: wool, silk, gabardine, artisanal denim. Suiting, separates, and outerwear are pared down and redefined, without any branding other than bold silhouettes and precise tailoring with minimalist construction techniques. A collaboration between Balenciaga and adidas recontextualizes elements of sportswear that have been a part of Balenciaga’s creative language. The line of ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories are marked with a badge of sport or trefoil logo over the name Balenciaga in the lowercase adidas typeface.” – from Balenciaga