Balenciaga has yet again making another statement for their latest Fall/Winter 2020 Collection. In this year Paris Fashion Week, Demna Gvasalia—the occurring designer for Balenciaga, showcased his amazing fashion sense by using black as his main color, stating that it’s ‘his blackest show he ever did.’
Big cuts, long coated, and of course the color black can be seen on the runway. It may be links to minimalism and classicism, as it can also be seen on other designers as well.
The inspirations taken from his country Georgia, where the Orthodox religion playing a dominant rule in the country for every aspect. He translate it into his design nicely, with priest robe-looking as his main object. He also stating “Religious dress codes are all about hiding the body, about being ashamed—body and sex is the taboo.”
The set itself is also mesmerizing. Bringing the attention to climate change, this year Balenciaga’s set purposefully flooded the entire catwalk with water, it also create the illusion of an almost bottomless abyss at the centre of the show. An LED screen suspended from the ceiling flitted between natural scenes including crashing waves, churning clouds, swarming crows and bright red glowing lava, which were reflected in the water below.