Spanish couturier Cristòbal Balenciaga’s innovative designs, known for their sculptural volumes and strict modernity, cemented his reputation as one of the 20th century’s most legendary designers. Creative director since 2015, Demna Gvasalia continues Balenciaga’s tradition of extreme experimentation, bringing his uniquely subversive vision to the storied French house. Merging the worlds of streetwear and high fashion, and blatantly disregarding industry conventions, Gvasalia reconfigures the label’s archival pieces with signature exaggerated silhouettes, asymmetric cuts, and acid colorways. Androgynous blazers, trench coats, and wool overcoats are cut in oversized shapes, while t-shirts, hoodies, and knitwear feature signature logo graphics. New house hallmarks include Slash heels and ankle boots, and a range of handbags including the Bazar Shopper tote, Cabas tote, and iconic City bag.