Balenciaga may be the most-searched brand of 2018 (thus far) and the fastest-growing Kering-owned label, but it's no stranger to being roundly parodied on the internet. When you’re too rich to have an ordinary shopping bag.
The results are in: Global fashion search platform Lyst has released the latest installment of the Lyst Index Q1, its quarterly report charting and analyzing the most sought-after trends, brands, and items of the season. Business of Fashion broke down the data, revealing some interesting changes in brand popularity — and you may be surprised. The most compelling news is that Gucci, which was the brand of 2017 according to Lyst's Year In Fashion 2017 report, has been kept in second place by the Demna Gvasalia-led Balenciaga for a third consecutive quarter.
Balenciaga has taken a past favorite (ranging from roughly $7 to $13 on Amazon) and given it the fashion treatment — as well as an unbelievable price point.
Angela Merkel's very particular sense of style got some major catwalk kudos Sunday on the day the German chancellor was guaranteed her fourth term in office. Fashion's hottest designer Demna Gvasalia sent out more than a dozen jackets and coats with Merkel hips in his Paris fashion week show for Balenciaga. The Georgian-born wunderkind, who grew up as a refugee in Germany after fleeing his war-torn homeland, channelled the prudent bourgeois hausfrau look so beloved of the German leader.
The best symbol of the fluctuating, fickle nature of fashion is the scrunchie. The ubiquitous hair tie of the ’80s and ’90s has been declared fashionable again, so much so that Balenciaga is selling one for $185. Editors at Vogue and Racked have waxed philosophical on this development, while social media abounds with fashion fans firmly declaring themselves pro and con scrunchie.
This is the first time that the Paris-based brand under creative director Gvasalia has collaborated with a retailer on a men's and women's capsule range.
Are Crocs chic now? In Paris, Balenciaga models swapped out their iconic skintight stiletto boots for the highly recognizable piece of footwear.
Yahoo Style rounded up seven chic weekender bags that you can take with you to all of your travels this holiday weekend and beyond.
The latest campaign is a bit of a head scratcher. Interestingly, the traditionally winter-centric brand decided to shoot their ads in the heart of sunny California, and features MacLachlan, Gordon, and others clad in their new ’70s retro-style fall apparel.
From the new Balenciaga and Colette collaboration, a model wears a menswear inspired look while holding a Balenciaga branded mug. From the designer who brought you the $2,145 Ikea look-alike tote — Balenciaga has unveiled a series of new exclusive branded merch including an eye mask, mug, and travel pillow in celebration of their partnership with high-end Parisian retail concept store Colette. Although these particular items are currently sold out online, you can shop them in-store at Colette if you are planning to be in Paris between now and Aug. 5.
Ikea released a short video celebrating the 30-year-anniversary of its iconic blue tote bag — dubbed the Frakta — and demonstrating the bag’s quality and durability.
Actress Salma Hayek attends the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week 2017. Salma Hayek stunned this weekend at Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week show, presenting her curves in a flattering floral-print dress complete with some dazzling fuchsia heels. The 50-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress was front row at an event with her billionaire husband, François-Henri Pinault.
Models prepare backstage for the Carven show — part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 —on Oct. 1, 2015, in Paris. Before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Paris last December, a series of feel-good videos featuring social media’s biggest models was circulated, offering an inside look at the making of the televised program. One model, Leomie Anderson, appears in the video to offer soothing advice to anyone who goes on a casting.
Whilst the rest of the world is catching on to pajamas as daywear, oversize hoodies and puffy coats as trendy items, the fashion leaders have already moved on. February fashion week will see many new trends debut. Here's what we will see on the sidewalk and outside of the show venues.
Last month at Paris Fashion Week, it was big news when Sen. Bernie Sanders got runway attention at the latest Balenciaga show. Now, Sanders has finally gotten an opportunity to address the show.
If frigid temperatures have become the norm in your neighborhood as they have in New York City, you’re in desperate need of a winter coat. To help narrow down the search, we figured out the top three trendy winter jacket styles of the season.
Of course, they make up for this with invaluable qualities like unconditional love and support (one of the countless reasons we adore them). But believe it or not, your grandmother’s style may actually be on trend this fall. According to the Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows, brands like Miu Miu, Céline, and Balenciaga — all heavy trendsetters within the high-fashion world — have incorporated their own version of the “Granny Sweater” into their collections.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt. Styling by Derek Nguyen. If you’re like most of us, you spent the past weekend reluctantly pulling your box of sweaters and boots out of the closet to which they’ve been consigned for the past few months. And let’s face it - none of us are exactly jumping with joy at the thought of layering up for fall again.