Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2017 for lookbook friday

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Wow this has been a hot summer, or more to the point—humid. Not particularly enjoyable. I am looking forward to fall with it’s cooler temperatures and sense of new beginnings. And for pre-fall Balenciaga has mixed it up with a slightly left of center collection striking out in a bold yet alluring direction. With an eighties zeitgeist, and seventies romance, this lineup is a frenetic offering of opposing or dueling sentimentalities.

In contrast you also find traditional florals in untraditional arrangements—like the crop tops with spandex leggings and what can only be described as bonnets—yes you heard that right.

From the classically cut plaid patterned trenches to the demure knee skimming dresses in solid shades of topaz and indigo to flowing pant suits you will find a calming element in an otherwise off kilter kaleidoscope of unsettling yet captivating ensembles.

Saturated satins in jewel tones are draped in all manner of garments, from sheath maxis to wrap dresses and peasant tops. They are juxtaposed against highly structured jackets in dark tweeds and deconstructed puffers. In contrast you also find traditional florals in untraditional arrangements—like the crop tops with spandex leggings and what can only be described as bonnets—yes you heard that right.

Add a killer pair of over the knee boots in an array of colors and textures from vinal to lace to an embroidered pattern of etched florals, and out of the box pieces that demand a second look and you have a lineup that is not for the faint of heart. But a not to be forgotten statement in an arena that is ever more challenging in holding one’s attention.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

 

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23 Comments

  1. July 28, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I always love Balenciaga, they make the best bags.

    xo
    Pinksole

  2. July 28, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    These looks are pretty popping on their own but the footwear really turns each outfit into a statement. Well at least we got a slight break from the heat this week. The humidity really needs to go away though.

  3. July 28, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Outfits are great and yes I’m also looking forward to fall and cooler temperatures.

  4. July 28, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I really like the colour contrasts, there’s something that draws me in when two colours that normally wouldn’t be combined are put together in an artistic way 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  5. July 28, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Allie,
    I am obsessed with all of these looks! I love the jewel tones for fall! All of these colors are gorgeous!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.com

  6. July 29, 2017 / 4:54 am

    It’s never fun whenever you’re in a place with high humidity. The fashion show looks pretty neat! I’m always interested in seeing how fashion designers put together outfits. Some are pretty interesting!

    https://exquisitely.me

  7. July 29, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I absolutely love the shoes and boots but the clothes look weird to me….especially the first and last. It reminds me of olden days when the babies are covered that way in the cradle.

  8. July 30, 2017 / 3:55 am

    Wow, the footwear is amazing!

    ANOUK

  9. July 31, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Loving the structure of the looks as well as the shapes of the bags.

  10. July 31, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Love it!

  11. July 31, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Love all the bold colors! Fabulous looks!

  12. August 1, 2017 / 12:41 am

    The floral prints are stunning and I love the modern, loose cuts here!

  13. August 1, 2017 / 3:00 am

    I love these Balenciaga looks. Those boots and floral prints are amazing!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  14. August 2, 2017 / 12:54 am

    Honestly I am ambivalent about this collection. I love much of it, the drama and rich fabrics, but the boots look like they would feel terrible on, and the bag around the neck, seems like a symbol I do not care for… but I am glad you shared it, it is artistic and you describe it beautifully, as always. Oh, the velvet luggage, fabulous !! Yes, hot outside….steamy…
    Xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/2017/8/cold-shoulders-sunflowers-design-exhibition

  15. August 2, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    It’s always the same hen I come here and see a collection, like this Balenciaga pre-fall, looovely! The “always the same” is because I want to choose one favorite piece and I end up loving everything! But today I will choose one 🙂 The floral blue dress 🙂 The boots are also great and oh, OK, I loved all 🙂 Hope you have a very lovely day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  16. August 3, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Balenciaga is always doing something so fun + major. Loving the brights!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge


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