Balenciaga Resort 2023 Fashion Show: A Fashion Failure?

Megi Gorka, Reporter

You may have heard of the famous luxury brand, Balenciaga, adored by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Alexa Demie. The luxury fashion business opened in 1919, by the one and only Spanish designer, Cristobal Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga is known for its unique women’s fashion and dark colored clothing showcased on the runway. Speaking of runway, the new Balenciaga Resort Collection for 2023 is finally here.

Balenciaga presented its collection May 22 at the New York Stock Exchange. The collection featured all black silhouettes of blazers, lengthy leather pieces, silk blouses, trench coats and casual suits. Models hit the runway with black latex bodysuits covering their face and body, with hair springing at the top.

“The collection was not very impressive and it could have been more unique,” said Ava Witte, a junior at Nonnewaug. “However, I did like the satin and leather elements of the pieces, and it is nice for everyday or business wear.”

Denma Gvasalia, the creative director of Balenciaga created a collection that resembled the money and power of America. Streetwear has never been more popular than it is now. Balenciaga teamed up with popular sportswear brand, Adidas to create a high level market of streetwear.

Balenciaga X Adidas premiered towards the end of the show. Models appeared on the runway in bright colored tracksuits, with a bright color latex bodysuit also covering their face. Balenciaga has a reputation for surprising their audience with unexpected designs.

“Some of the outfits that Balenciaga presented look very similar to one another and could have fit dozens of other themes,” said Zoie Cole, a junior. “I think the concept of the theme is hard to understand, and it kind of just reminds me of the Capitol from the Hunger Games.”