The latest collaboration that has the fashion world talking is Balenciaga's exclusive capsule collection for Net-a-Porter and MR PORTER, marking the first time Balenciaga has collaborated on a dual women’s and men’s exclusive collection with a retailer.
"Balenciaga is one of the most exciting brands in luxury fashion,” says Alison Loehnis, president of Net-a-Porter and MR PORTER. “This project is a first of its kind.”
Designed by Georgian designer, Demna Gvasalia, the collection includes 53 pieces on Net-a-Porter, ranging from logo t-shirts and hoodies to dresses, along with some greatest hits, outerwear, denim and accessories. Their “Pantashoe” legging boots come in an exclusive cobalt blue with a chain print, while their "Knife" bootie and "Speed" sneaker are available in grey.
For men, the already-sold-out trainers, the "Triple S" and "Socksneakers", make a return in unique colourways, although we predict they won't stay in stock for long. Outerwear essentials such as a leather bikers, hoodies and denim jackets are also included.
Together with Balenciaga's campaign creators, photographer Johnny Dufort and stylist Lotta Volkova, the lookbook for the collection was shot in the online retailer's iconic London headquarters, and even features some of the staff as campaign models.
Gvasalia has garnered a cult-like following with his label, Vetements, and also proves he has his finger on the pulse with his designs for Balenciaga. He debuted his first collection for Fall 2016 with crystal-encrusted turtlenecks under oversized puffer jackets, then came the brand’s logo t-shirts, which reignited the industry’s love for retro slogan tee’s.