Autumn hardly evokes the image of flowers in bloom. Despite this, Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia sprinkled light blue, violet, pink, and pale green blossoms throughout his fall 2017 collection for Balenciaga. The pink roses printed on this silk taffeta tote, also seen on a triple-gathered dress in the runway show, were inspired by a motif from the brand’s 1964 summer collection. The allusion is especially relevant this year, as the maison celebrates its centennial anniversary; the print recalls Cristóbal Balenciaga’s unapologetic pursuit of elegance.
Detail: Demna Gvasalia Plays With Archival Florals at Balenciaga
An eye-catching accessory draws us in for a closer look.By Shyam Patel August 14, 2017
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