The Balenciaga exhibition was at the top of my ‘to-see’ list during my stay in London and it definitely did not disappoint.
It’s no surprise I was drawn to the garments featuring elaborate embellishment and decorative textiles. I found the following information particularly interesting describing Balenciaga’s relationship with fabric and materials:
WORKING WITH FABRIC –
Most designers start with a sketch and then seek out a material. Balenciaga began with the fabrics and designed around them. ‘It is the fabric that decides’, he said. He revelled in the variety and quality of fabrics available in Paris and forged close working relationships with the many suppliers of luxury textiles, embellishments and accessories.
Below I have included some of my favourite garments within the exhibition.