A sense of humor can be wrapped up in the ‘hit’ of seriously chic fashion ideas. Balenciaga Pre-SS17 which has been a favourite of the A-list crowd, spotted on Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio, Diane Kruger, Kristin Stewart, Eva Longoria, to name a few, showcases a candy-striped bathrobe coat, contradictorily worn with a pair of pointy low-heeled ankle-strap shoes, and a baseball cap jammed on low over the face. Down to earth yet elevated would be the way to put it about striped cotton aprons that are recast as halter-neck sundresses, or indeed the texture of generic Parisian café chairs, which are worked into the newest bags. Demna Gvasalia references Balenciaga’s archives by giving the Swing blouse a distinctive collar. The classic white piece with polka dot print is designed to sit with the back draping open to reveal a hint of the shoulders, or moved forward for a more modern look. Wear over fitted trousers to keep all the attention on this simple yet striking shirt. Balenciaga elevated the classic shirtdress with the long-sleeved collared shirtdress style. It is cut from cotton to a universally flattering A-line silhouette, and detailed with a close-fitting round neck and long-sleeves- roll them up to emphasize the laid-back feel. Keep thing effortless with flat sandals and a hint of gold jewellery. Looking for a razor-sharp addition to your wardrobe – the blue and white vertical striped shirt is proof of Balenciaga’s shirting nous. It’s cut from cotton-poplin to a longline silhouette, with a white placket and decorative chest ensuring a slick finish. Wear it with ankle-cropped black trousers for a new take on androgynous cool. A great wardrobe starts with the perfect Balenciaga basics, which is why the vertical striped camisole is the essential day-to-night piece, which exudes bygone elegance. Cut from glossy cotton and silk-blend muslin, and intricately accented with button front and button detailing. Adjust the thing shoulder straps for your most comfortable fit. Vertical stripes continue to be a key look this season – they’re the perfect blend of smart and playful. Balenciaga’s long-sleeved collared shirt is cut from crisp cotton-poplin for a menswear-inspired loose fit. Tuck it into ankle-grazing trousers, and ground with backless loafers. Adding a subtle hint of character to Balenciaga’s blue and white striped crew neck blouse, the tie waist with front extended flap is crafted from lightweight cotton-poplin and finished with buttoned crew neck collar in lieu of traditional buttons. Tuck it into high-waisted jeans and keep it casual with slip-on flats. There is a game-changing white shirt to be found in every Balenciaga collection, and for RTW PRE-SS17, the cotton-poplin crew neck shell top is the one to covet. It is cut to a supersized shape with an cinched waist and extended front asymmetrical long flap falling past the hips into a side-spilt covered hem. Temper the volume of this black and orange blouse with skinny, cropped trousers. Beautifully printed in green, true to form, the long-sleeved crew neck dress is designed with a fit-and-flare silhouette and a knee length hem. Cinch the dress at the waist with a self-fastening tie and add mismatched accessories to complete the eclectic look. Athleisure. Its not a trend that the wider public may have got particularly acquainted with yet. However it is on the lips of every fashion lover right now. For the uninitiated, it is all about embracing sportswear as part of your everyday look. Balenciaga tracksuit pants are set to be the linchpin of your wardrobe. They are crafted for super-soft leather for premium comfort, and shaped to a slim silhouette with leg lengthening side seams. Team them with a crisp white blouse and trainers. Monochromatic and menswear silhouettes define Balenciaga’s PRE-SS17 aesthetic. The leather a-line knee length skirt sits flattering high on the waist before falling into a voluminous silhouette – the black lining ensures it hangs beautifully. Style yours with a statement sweater and chucky suede pumps for a fresh evening look. The black boxy Spencer tuxedo jacket is a Balenciaga classic, remixed to directional effect by Demna Gvasalia. Its cut to a sharp, boxy, cropped silhouette with mid-length sleeves, and detailed with exaggerated shoulders. Wear it with similarly cropped cigarette trousers for a new take on after-dark androgyny. Cleverly designed to create the appearance of separates – the Boxy battle dress jacket is decorated with collared button up closure and exaggerated shoulders. Style with a box bag and ballet flats for polished perfection. A quietly confident piece within the collection that can be worn from season to season – Boxy Battle Dress jacket in leather. The heavyweight cady has a degree of stretch for a smooth, flattering fit, and is cut to fall in flattering asymmetric panels from the waist, style with black accessories for businesslike aplomb, and with bejeweled pieces for evening glamour. Balenciaga’s rose and white, and blue and white Lavalliere top is cut from silk-georgette for a luxuriously lightweight feel. It is detailed with self-fastening neck- tie and elastic gathered waist accentuated by front button closures – a key detail this season. Pair perfectly with tailored trousers and point-toe boots or heels. First spotted on Demna Gvasalia’s debut runway show for Balenciaga, the Strangled dress in poppy print epitomizes the collection’s bold aesthetic. It’s made for liquid-like silk-satin that drapes elegantly over the body, and is finished with a feminine ruching at the neckline and thigh spilt. Tuck it into high-rise trousers for a polished look or accessories with drop earrings to extenuate the high neckline. Patterns ran throughout the label’s RTW PRE-SS17 collection – decorated with streamlining water lily print motifs, the A-line knitted skirt features an elasticized waistband to provide flexible definition. Work the fully look with the coordinating multi styling top. Synonymous with easy luxe, the short-sleeved knit top featured in three differing colour ways is expertly crafted from ribbed cashmere for a fuss-free silhouette. It’s the perfect foundation for smart-casual looks, especially when worn with the A-line knitted skirt and polished flats. A long-sleeved crew neck knit sweater is the perfect addition to a trans-seasonal wardrobe. Balenciaga’s black and navy style is spun with a timeless knit, and featured a round crew neck. It has a relaxed silhouette, so looks best balanced with tailored trousers. Concluding the RTW PRE-SS17 collection, invest in Balenciaga’s luxe aesthetic with the long-sleeved black t-shirt. It is designed with raglan sleeves and a ribbed neck and cuffs, and showcases a spandex logo across the chest. Slip it on with skinny jeans and high heels for an elevated take on daywear.
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