S/S 08 thoughts pt.3: Circle Round

Balenciaga collections from S/S 03, S/S 04, S/S 04, A/W 03, A/W 04

What I love most about Ghesquire's S/S 08 collection for Balenciaga is the revival of his relentless, extreme, and sometimes grotesque aesthetic. Commercial demands and expectations have played a guiding hand in his recent output but certainly with the company entering the black ahead of schedule and a string of hit collections he can indulge himself if only for one season.

David Wolfe of Doneger group made a comment about Ghesquire's vision casting doubt on his consistency citing that he flip flops too greatly from season to season. I don't see it that way, Nicholas is showing his range which is important for a company that needs to market an exalted creative ideal along with revenue pumping leather handbags, shoes, and sunglasses.

collections S/S 08