Balenciaga’s Black Book of City Style

4 months ago

No matter your postcode, life in the city is a series of meetings, greetings, errands and prolonged coffee sessions. To match the multi-tasking woman in Mumbai, Manhattan, Paris or London, Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway served up sartorial staples as versatile as its wearer. Meet the modern woman’s must-have wardrobe for 2020. You’re welcome.

 

The dress for all dress codes 

What do you do when you have cocktail hour at 8 and the Met Gala at 10? Balenciaga’s shape-shifting dress is the quick fix to the dilemma. Seen on the SS 20 runway, these ball gowns in high-octane metallic and rich velvet are an ode to the heritage of Cristóbal Balenciaga. With just a quick removal of the crinoline under, you’re good to go from belle of the ball to maiden at the bar.

 

A working girl’s wardrobe 

Not one to being confined to an office wardrobe of black, grey and navy? Balenciaga is all for a revolution of the working girl’s wardrobe. Think pops of colour, parade-worthy prints (including a leopard print one for a bold dose) and power-packed shoulders that can take on any work load.

 

Shoe choice of the season: the sneaker-stiletto

At loggerheads with yourself over choosing sneakers or heels? How about never having to choose between the two. Balenciaga’s lace-up heels is where fashion meets function. So, going from the art exhibition at Musee du Rodin to an evening spent lapping up the cobbled stone pavements of Champs-Élysées has never been easier.

 

Wear your gossip on your sleeve

‘Meghan and Harry bid adieu to Buckingham Palace’, ‘Taylor Swift was seen on the arm of a new lover’, ‘Kim Kardashian launches another round of super-shine lip gloss’. King of satire, Demna Gvasalia proves that your dress can make as much news as the cover pages of any glossy. Besides, coffee with your girls just got so much more exciting.

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