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.”
Ethnic Warrior Style at the Balenciaga Spring 2010 Show
1. Wild Geometric Fashion - There is an opportunity to create bold, geometric designs using unconventional materials such as hand-woven leather and pressure-printed jersey.
2. Futuristic-tribal Style - Designers can explore the fusion of futuristic and ethnic elements to create unique, folkloric pieces that blend authenticity and technology.
3. Vivid-neon Makeup - Makeup artists can experiment with vivid-neon brushstrokes to create striking and unconventional looks that complement avant-garde fashion designs.
1. Fashion Design - Fashion designers can incorporate the use of unconventional materials and experimental techniques to push the boundaries of traditional fashion.
2. Makeup Artistry - Makeup artists can embrace bold and unconventional trends, like vivid-neon brushstrokes, to create avant-garde looks that complement innovative fashion designs.
3. Textile Manufacturing - Textile manufacturers can explore the production of unique materials, such as hand-woven leather and pressure-printed jersey, to meet the demands of cutting-edge fashion.