Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga opened his couture house in Spain in 1918 and subsequently relocated to Paris after the Spanish Civil War. In Paris he gained instant success and recognition and was ranked as one of the best couturiers of the epoque. The house became renowned for its modern silhouettes such as bubble skirts, balloon jackets and cocoon coats. Balenciaga has gone from strength to strength and has produced many other designer proteges such as Givenchy, Emanuele Ungaro and Oscar de la Renta.

Since 1997 the house has been designed by the French designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who has focused on drawing upon the history of Balenciaga and making it relevant to today. He has given a fresh perspective on the traditional Balenciaga look, making experimental structural pieces that push fashion’s boundaries. Recently the brand has become well known for its accessories line including retro sunglasses, gravity defying heels and its ‘Motorcycle’ handbag.

Ghesquière was only 25 when he took over the helm of Balenciaga but his continuous reinvention of the brand has led to Vogue hailing him "fashion's most sought-after and influential figure" (American Vogue). He continues to build Balenciaga into a fashion powerhouse opening boutiques all over the world and broadening the brand’s accessories and fragrance lines.

Balenciaga Arena Tstrap Sandals - Lyst
Balenciaga
Arena Tstrap Sandals
$655
Balenciaga Leather Slides - Lyst
Balenciaga
Leather Slides
$585
Balenciaga Glove Wedge Mules - Lyst
Balenciaga
Glove Wedge Mules
$995
Balenciaga Brogue Flats - Lyst
Balenciaga
Brogue Flats
$545
Balenciaga Elastic Ankle Boots - Lyst
Balenciaga
Elastic Ankle Boots
$735
Balenciaga Backzip Ankle Boots - Lyst
Balenciaga
Backzip Ankle Boots
$1095
Balenciaga Slim Satintrim Pants - Lyst
Balenciaga
Slim Satintrim Pants
$995
Balenciaga Swing Pullover Sweater - Lyst
Balenciaga
Swing Pullover Sweater
$655
Balenciaga Stretch Opentoe Bootie - Lyst
Balenciaga
Stretch Opentoe Bootie
$695
Balenciaga Satin Dress - Lyst
Balenciaga
Satin Dress
$2155
Balenciaga Classic Day Bag - Lyst
Balenciaga
Classic Day Bag
$1365
Balenciaga Neoprene Glove Sandals - Lyst
Balenciaga
Neoprene Glove Sandals
$795
Balenciaga Arena Hightop Sneakers - Lyst
Balenciaga
Arena Hightop Sneakers
$585
Balenciaga Rollneck Silk Sweater - Lyst
Balenciaga
Rollneck Silk Sweater
$995
Balenciaga Handbag City Classic - Lyst
Balenciaga
Handbag City Classic
$1511