We can all agree that the true power of fashion lies in its undeniable ability to make us feel forceful and unbeatable; to give us the pure feeling that we run the world by wearing what’s comfortable to us and be confident with it.
The luxurious Balenciaga house has established itself as a promoter of this message for many, many years. The high-fashion brand’s collections seem to always encourage us to be ourselves, feel good about ourselves, and wear fashion that showcases who we truly are.
From baggy, colourful hoodies and jackets to oversized coats and wavy skirts – they have all become their signature. The Spring/Summer 2021 collection featured on their Instagram page displays nothing but the sophistication of the brand and its further expansion and exploration of their already established values.
These are unusual times we’re living in, but fashion does not stay behind. Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s Creative Director, declared that the collection is a playful reflection of what’s going on in the world: our fast-paced, racing world has suddenly slowed down…
“Fashion has become a race, running after novelty, and more and more. And here we did the opposite.” Gvasalia added that “in this lockdown, we understood what’s important for people who like fashion and like to dress up: you do it for yourself first and foremost. Working from home started with me wearing boxer shorts and pajama pants: very lazy. When I started to dress up every morning, it changed my whole mood, I started to feel good about myself. This is the task that fashion has.” – and we couldn’t agree more!
This article was written by Leonardo Zor, the Managing Editor here at The A-Z Bible.