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This is what Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga looks like

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This is what Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga looks like

 

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This is what Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga looks like

Balenciaga fall 2016

When Georgian-born designer Demna Gvasalia was named Alexander Wang's successor at Balenciaga, fashion chatter erupted. Gvasalia is part of the collective behind the Paris-based label Vetements, which has gained mainstream success for turning convention on its head. Gvasalia and his crew at Vetements have made edgy, Soviet-inspired streetwear – crazy oversized silhouettes, unorthodox colour pairings, defiant styling – trendy. The news of Gvasalia's appointment caused much speculation (and an equal measure of excitement). What would he do? Would he bring the Vetements vibe to the storied house? How far would he go? Even Kanye West wanted a piece of the action before Gvasalia's first collection for Balenciaga hit catwalks. He famously tweeted: "I'm going to steal Demna from Balenciaga." Was Kanye onto something? A first glance, Gvasalia’s Balenciaga reveals obvious parallels between the Vetements aesthetic: oversized workwear and unexpected architectural silhouettes dominate, with quirky details and eclectic styling defying the norm. Is the departure from Wang’s interpretation of the Balenciaga woman endearing? Confusing? About time? READ MORE: Top model Instagrams of the week

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