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Ethnic Warrior Style at the Balenciaga Spring 2010 Show

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Oct 2, 2009 • References: nymag
For the Balenciaga Spring 2010 collection designer Nicolas Ghesquière unleashed a wild, geometric, futuristic-tribal theme. The labour-intensive garments mixed hand-woven leather, ostrich-skin, silk, nylon, techno-materials, pressure-printed jersey and 3-D ‘foam’ to create the futuristic yet folkloric pieces.

The models who walked the runway at the Spring 2010 Balenciaga show had their faces painted with vivid-neon brushstrokes. Their wrists were entwined with silver ‘fangs’ and tied with leather thongs. The short boots worn at the Spring 2010 Balenciaga show were constructed from loom-woven leather, linen and wool and then attached together with metal chains and are sure-to-please must-haves.

Ghesquière described the Spring 2010 Balenciaga pieces as, “...an eclectic collage, to go back to what I used to do. I wanted to mix authenticity and techno, real and artificial, organic dyes and graphics. It was a challenge.”