Monday, 10 August 2009
Ad Campaigns And Catalogues #44
Balenciaga Spring Summer 2010 Menswear
Here's a preview of Balenciaga Menswear Collection for Spring Summer 2010. I wonder what can be said of these 'weird' pieces that seem to fit only 'adolescent' and 'wafer thin' models. But seriously, how many twinks and kids can afford the price tag of Balenciaga? As for grown-up men who can afford them...I highly doubt these will run into their favourites list nor will they even be able to slip into these extra small pieces in the first place. Men wearing skirts (or super low crotch pants here) are a good statement piece editorially, but it's been done many times and not exactly fresh anymore. In real life, most men will not be caught dead in them. So I wonder how these fare in the buyer's list. Perhaps since Comme Des Garcons skirts for men flew off the shelves, there may be hope that Balenciaga's version will share the same luck.
I honestly do not feel excited at all for the collection. They may look strong for fashion spreads but does not translate well on real people. The look is limiting and only a handful can pull that off well. Nonetheless,, the metallic copper sandals stood out from the collection despite resembling what Raf Simons did for Spring Summer 2009.
What do you guys think? Yay or nay? I missed Balenciaga menswear from Spring Summer 2008's collection and before. After that...the designs just do not resonate with me anymore.