Monday, June 7, 2021


Balenciaga’s Spring 22 presentation considers our shifting senses of reality through the lens of technology. Demna Gvasalia with "Balenciaga Clones"for Spring/Summer 2021 making us question what is truly real and fake in this digital era? Did the show actually happen? The producer Quentin Deronzier scanned face of the artist, Eliza Douglas that she was the only model who reappeared throughout the entire show. All the models were clones of her. In this collection there’s all of Gasvalia's signatures: the supersized tailoring and coats; the loose printed dresses; the ski jackets, hoodies, and streetwear; the cyber-Gothic denim; the severely elegant eveningwear. Gvasalia brought back the viral 2018 Crocs collaboration with another Balenciaga X Crocs interpretation. Furthermore​ Balenciaga continues to collaborate with the Italian luxury label Gucci with the switch of the double G logo to the double B handbags, baseball caps, and belt buckles in the classic beige monogram. The Hacker Project, conceptual interpretations of Gucci’s recognizable signatures as Balenciaga products. The Hacker Project presents pieces that merge Gucci and Balenciaga House codes and in so doing explores and questions the ideas of authenticity, counterfeiting, and appropriation within the fashion industry.

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