Creative director of Balenciaga demonstrates a sly sense of humour in the Resort 2016 collection, with looks that encompass the summery beach “vibes” of a Pre-SS16, while masterfully maintaining the renowned sophistication of the Balenciaga house. The eveningwear remained precious with the notably obvious theme of couture kept at back of mind. Serving as a lighter, more warm weather friendly extension of the Cristobal Balenciaga-inspired Fall show, the pieces this season are easier to like and wear due to their real-world ease. The Balenciaga sleeveless evening gown in black featuring a halter neck style neckline and jewel collar detailing reflects the stunning, traditional couture style of Balenciaga. This elegant masterpiece is the perfect combination of classic and contemporary and is a must-have for every high-fashion wardrobe this season. Alternatively, there is the Balenciaga Cap Sleeve Mini Dress in black also featuring an intricately embellished crystal crew neck collar and a concealed invisible zip at the back. Portraying Alexander Wang’s summery intentions while still remaining elegant and composed, this classic dress is the perfect spring/summer go-to for any formal or evening occasion. Its counterpart, the Balenciaga Jewel Collar Sleeveless Top in black is a functional alternative, also featuring the jewel collar, that can be dressed for smart casual occasions and paired with the Balenciaga Tweed Midi Length A-line skirt in black or white for a composed, sophisticated and elegant look. Continuing with the “beach towel” inspired tweed story is the Balenciaga short-sleeved crew neck boxy top in black or white. Featuring a frayed hemline, the effortless piece portrays the relaxed elements of a Resort collection while still making a statement in its sophistication. Emphasise the casual luxe look by pairing the top with the silk Balenciaga scarf featuring fringing detail and rose printing in carmin/blanc or abricot/noir. For even more fun this summer, there is the tweed Balenciaga sleeveless scoop neck tank top, also featuring the frayed hemline and “beach towel” inspired look in black or white, as seen in Vogue US and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. The last piece of the tweed story is the Balenciaga long-sleeved, collarless, single-breasted jacket. The cropped piece features a button closure and frayed hemline, in black or white and is an elegant yet light summer piece that can be taken from day-to-night or work-to-play. Wear the jacket with the stunning, double-breasted Balenciaga Suede Sailor Skirt, featuring six buttons down the front and a fitted, below-the-knee length shape, for a chic and composed, summer-inspired look.

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