One of the biggest buzz from PFW had to be Alexander Wang's first collection for Balenciaga. While revisiting the show online, I began reminiscing over Nicolas Ghesquière's old designs; not to say I'm not pleased with what Alex did, but was just overwhelmed with a wave of nostalgia for the old creative director. Come on, who doesn't miss his FW10 color-block marble-heeled shoe collaboration with Pierre Hardy, or those SS11 houndstooth leather Teddy trench coats? With all this reminiscing, a tribute outfit was in order *cue Glass Candy's Warm in the Winter* (the FW12 runway soundtrack). I hastily scrambled into closet-vault to dig out these architectural and textural (should I even bother coining the term 'archi-textural'?) pieces from his ready-to-wear shows. Till this day, I still can't fathom how he fused his plasticized cotton shirts around the hems, or managed to shave faux fur into quilting along a coat; but somehow, his textile department i.e. the laboratory holds the guarded secrets to artisanal synthetic fabric manipulation. A visionary, a futurist.... Nicolas Ghesquière sure knew how to provoke light-years ahead of his time.
sunglasses KENZO, coat, gilet, shirt, shoes & bracelet BALENCIAGA, trousers H&M, bag 3.1 PHILLIP LIM