Sweet Nicolas

Balenciaga provided the sweetness to day two. There are few who must feel the pressure like Nicolas Ghesquière. How hard it must be to consistently have to better your previous Seasons work. I mean every one would like to be better than the last piece of work they produce but sometimes that is just not possible. Not possible is a concept I am not certain Mr Ghesquière understands! Balenciaga Autumn/Winter 2010 Paris show

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“2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick was inspiration for the light floor. Metallic materials, the block shoes, and ice cream colours very much lent itself to the theme. The girls did look stiff and robotic to begin with – but given the shapes of the clothes understandable. Then came the knits – poking through the madness. They stabalised what could have been lift off into the unknown.

Balenciaga Autumn/Winter 2010 Paris show

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Each season his collection is certain to contain must have pieces, although this autumn, this will stretch those creating that list. The knitwear would be the most covetable for me – I am not too sure who can pull off the padded and square shoulder look with block heeled loafers - Almost comical.

Balenciaga Autumn/Winter 2010 Paris show

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The aesthetic Ghesquière has launched with the aid of new machinery and haute traditional needlework techniques is recognizably Parisian, chic, optimistic, and of today. Some might call him out on the issue of wearability in certain areas, but fashion desperately needs experimenting talents like his to push things forward—and he did that with extraordinary skill today.

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To further yourself, means pushing boundaries (perhaps making a mistake and learning from it but not here.) And you cannot say that he shied away from that.