Balenciaga for Spring Summer 2009: was it future wear or folds of fabric that marked the designer's showcase pieces? This return to basics, using the fabrics, the colors and the cuts to make a statement, shows a simple approach to luxurious fashion.
The collection also a recurring theme of what looked like rabbit-shaped designs on the fronts of shirts and dresses, which appeared to offer shape and structure.
If the U.S. is in an economic crisis, is this the look to reflect a deficit of frivolity and fantasy? This is a return to the basics: basic fabrics, basic cuts, basic footwear, but still luxury.