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 Neoprene Glove Sandals - Lyst
Balenciaga
Neoprene Glove Sandals
$795
Balenciaga Vneck Crepe Dress - Lyst
Balenciaga
Vneck Crepe Dress
$1995
Balenciaga Leather Biker Jacket - Lyst
Balenciaga
Leather Biker Jacket
$2745
Balenciaga Leather and Suede Dress - Lyst
Balenciaga
Leather and Suede Dress
$2145
Balenciaga Leather Toggle Belt - Lyst
Balenciaga
Leather Toggle Belt
$485
Balenciaga Twisted Placket Shirt - Lyst
Balenciaga
Twisted Placket Shirt
$385
Balenciaga Giant Leather Backpack - Lyst
Balenciaga
Giant Leather Backpack
$1685
Balenciaga Leather Loafers - Lyst
Balenciaga
Leather Loafers
$795
Balenciaga Leather Biker Jacket - Lyst
Balenciaga
Leather Biker Jacket
$2745
Balenciaga Crewneck Sweatshirt - Lyst
Balenciaga
Crewneck Sweatshirt
$695
Balenciaga Le Dix Money - Lyst
Balenciaga
Le Dix Money
$645
Balenciaga Le Dix Mini Tote - Lyst
Balenciaga
Le Dix Mini Tote
$1735
Balenciaga Bonded Crepe Dress - Lyst
Balenciaga
Bonded Crepe Dress
$1615
Balenciaga Tree Print Dress - Lyst
Balenciaga
Tree Print Dress
$1451
Balenciaga Origamipanel Sneakers - Lyst
Balenciaga
Origamipanel Sneakers
$1245
Balenciaga Rubber Captoe Sneakers - Lyst
Balenciaga
Rubber Captoe Sneakers
$555
Balenciaga Stretchleather Leggings - Lyst
Balenciaga
Stretchleather Leggings
$1845