Runway Balenciaga RTW Spring Summer 2013 Paris Fashion Week September 2012

Published on September 28th, 2012 | by trendcocktail

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Balenciaga Spring 2013 Paris

Hello to an architectural latin festival of ruffles and ridges! Balenciaga’s Spring 2013 collection consisted of girly motifs which looked strong and modern with asymmetric skirts and blouses acting as key elements to be devoured. A mostly black and white color palette confirmed the Spring 2013 black&white trend we have been seeing on the runways since New York. Every season, we all wait anticipating what Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, will do each season. Beforehand, Ghesquière said, “It’s the most sensual collection I’ve ever done”. We agree.

The ruffles seemed like they had their own pulse as the models strutted down the narrow aisles, in sharp contrast to cropped tops and T-shirts, the exact type of unique, unexpected contrast we always wait to see Ghesquière do so masterfully. As actress Kristen Stewart sat front row, we couldn’t help but think we could see the scandalous actress nonchilantly stomp onto the red carpet wearing every single look.

We can’t forget one of the admired attributes of the house of Balenciaga is it never forgets its heritage. Even in this Spring 2013 collection, there was an – stiff, romantic ruffles made this new collection true to the brand’s origins. With tailored tweed pantsuits to balance out the collection, we are happily pleased to say Balenciaga remains one of the most desired designers to grace any fashion lover’s armoire.


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    Sonya Holley is an international fashion writer, denim expert, and fashion recruiter whose career has taken her to 27 countries around the world. As a writer, Sonya attends New York, London and Berlin fashion weeks where she covers style and the fashion business for her blog Trendcocktail.com. Sonya has been featured numerous times in the New York Times and Vogue Italy for fashion writing and her personal style. A former Director of Denim at Ralph Lauren, Sonya has worked at top designer brands which also include Tommy Hilfiger and Karl Lagerfeld as a denim specialist where her denim work has been featured in Marie Claire, Bazaar, and Vogue Magazine. Educated in Madrid, Spain with an MBA in International Business and Bachelor's Degree in International Business from London, Sonya has also taught as a professor of fashion and business at LIM College and Berkeley College in New York City.

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