For all the soft shades loving ladies out there who don’t want their shoes to steal the attention from their outfit, Balenciaga Spring Summer 2014 was designed for you! However, a closer inspection will reveal pretty amazing details and facts about the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2014 shoes…
Alexander Wang sent a lovely, simple, geometrically harmonious collection on the Paris Fashion Week catwalk just hours ago. Fabulous models like Daria Werbovy, Julia Stegner or Joan Smalls walked a mirrored runway, presenting, one by one, the simple layers of impeccable style.
There was hardly any print in Wang’s Balenciaga palette but there were petals of sheer fabric hanging from the models’ shoulders like ethereal capes of super style while the laser cut fabric looked like simple prints but a closer inspection – again – just like for the shoes, will reveal amazing profoundness and intricate fashion worthy of haute couture.
Something about this entire collection makes me think about doctors. The strange looking necklaces and cuffs, the handbags, the capes, the disposal of the layers he used, all point towards doctors in Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga vision for next summer.
Even the mere idea of close inspections hints at the medical science and its simple investigation principles!
Back at the shoes, now! What looked like really simple, uninteresting, un-original and unworthy of praise footwear is actually a subversive subtlety, even for fashion standards. Satined, waved and strappy, the new Balenciaga Spring Summer 2014 shoes look like precious lingerie items!
For that’s where the magic of this collection is: in the contrasts game between the appearances and the reality of fashion things sent on this Paris Fashion Week catwalk today.
And then, just when I thought I had it all figured out, more details emerge and baffle me even further: the straps seem to have a Velcro fastening while some of the sandals had suede cushioned patches in the very fashion consecrated for sneakers or sport shoes.
But if these shoes worked for Salma Hayek (wife to none the other but Balenciaga CEO, Francois Henri Pinault), they will most certainly appeal to a wide range of customers and admirers, wouldn’t you agree? (images courtesy styledotcom)