…Balenciaga! The innovative French fashion house showcased a stunning collection of cubist style shoes for the current Fall 2010 collection that very clearly referenced artists and designers from the De Stijl movement such as Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld. Vibrant colors, geometric blocking, attention to proportion and shape relationships…it’s all there!
Art and architecture expressed in footwear that travels out of the museum, onto the streets, and into the world. I think that’s what attracts me so strongly to fashion design and styling….the ability to take an artistic perspective or personal statement and carry it into a person’s ordinary environment.
I have long been a fan of the Balenciaga’s forward looking approach to fashion design and this collection made me fall even more in love. You can see the entire collection HERE and if you’re interested in more of it’s history, you can find that HERE.