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Balenciaga AW17 Men’s

Balenciaga AW17 Men’s

Balenciaga AW17 – Paris Men’s Fashion Week

Appropriating, reinventing, and otherwise exploiting contemporary culture and global branding, Demna Gvasalia implemented a thoughtful vernacular that sought to “inject warmth, softness and comfort into the stiff archetypes of business attire and politics.”

VIVISXN MEDIA | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia and VETEMENTS designer at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Art | Fashion | Tech | Underground | Food | Music | News | The Deep Web | Film | Postmodern Art | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that. VETEMENTS + VIVISXN MEDIA

Demna Gvasalia’s AW17 men’s range employed a willful cross-pollination of cheeky references: bold Balenciaga logos done in the image of Bernie Sanders’ typeface and Kering font; dapper corporate codes imbued with an offbeat, insurgent attitude (think ‘American Psycho’ outerwear with an extreme avant-garde and anarchical twist); 80’s and 90’s silhouettes with hyperbolic and exaggerated proportions (narrow trousers, expansively-tailored trenches and goofy sneakers); traditional luxe handicraft fused with sporty, street-smart vibes; and sassy subversions that came in the form of blue and red shirts, big billowing striped scarves, leather ‘paper bag’ totes and Patrick Bateman’s riotous raincoat. Demna, who is viewed by the global fashion set as a sort of ‘sartorial disruptor’, infused yesterday’s Balenciaga showcase with ideological juxtapositions and channeled the current power structures of our evolving, utterly skitzo political landscape. It was a ‘syncretic-aesthetic’ spiked with progressive politics, pomo conceptualism, corporate cannibalism and some serious swagger. Oh, and Comme des GarçonsRei Kawakubo sat second row. Whoa.

VIVISXN MEDIA | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia and VETEMENTS designer at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Art | Fashion | Tech | Underground | Food | Music | News | The Deep Web | Film | Postmodern Art | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that. VETEMENTS + VIVISXN MEDIA

VIVISXN MEDIA | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia and VETEMENTS designer at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Art | Fashion | Tech | Underground | Food | Music | News | The Deep Web | Film | Postmodern Art | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that. VETEMENTS + VIVISXN MEDIA

VIVISXN MEDIA | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia and VETEMENTS designer at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Art | Fashion | Tech | Underground | Food | Music | News | The Deep Web | Film | Postmodern Art | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that. VETEMENTS + VIVISXN MEDIA

VIVISXN MEDIA | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia and VETEMENTS designer at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17 | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Art | Fashion | Tech | Underground | Food | Music | News | The Deep Web | Film | Postmodern Art | Art + Culture + News at VIVISXN MAG | Disruptor Demna Gvasalia at Paris Men’s Fashion Week references socialist Bernie Sanders at his Balenciaga fashion show AW17. It wasn’t all that. VETEMENTS + VIVISXN MEDIA

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