20 August 2006

Balenciaga Nostalgia


Yes, yes... Nicolas Ghesquiere is talented and his Fall Balenciaga line is a smash hit. But, this is a look we've seen before.

As I was looking over the Balenciaga Fall collection once again, and saw the blurb in the new Vanity Fair about it, I got to thinking. Is all fashion recycled these days? I mean, really... what is the most recent fashion item that was groundbreaking and innovative? The last century brought so much innovation, esp. in the 50s and 60s, the era of and in great part because of Cristobal Balenciaga.

I know that everyone is looking to the House of Balenciaga for their fashion predictions, but Balenciaga is only digging up the past with the riding hat, trapeze jacket and black and white theme. That's not to say it's a bad look. It's obviously glorious. I'm always up for a little Swinging Sixties nostalgia.

But seriously, Nicolas, what ever happened to innovation? We all love Mod, but what's next?

1 comment:

Twiggy-Pan said...

Can we get matching hats like these?