Paris Fashion Week is only a few weeks away and while we’re busy putting together our London Fashion Week coverage, we take a break to check out what Nicolas Ghesquiere has created for the house of Balenciaga for Pre-Spring 2012 (also known as Resort 2012).
Proving that strong shoulders are not going anywhere, Ghesquiere designed a collection that is full of long soft lines with dropped waist lines. Almost every look features pleated detail in the skirts, trousers, jackets and dresses, with a muted colour palette of rust, brown and black. Splashes of pale blue and a strong red print keep the collection from looking stale as it lacks a lot of the sharp edginess that a main season collection usually has.
For the look book and the accompanying video ad, Ghesquiere has chosen his favourite models of the moment to star: Miranda Kerr, Milou, Jamie Bochert, Zuzanna Bijoch, Nyasha and Colinne Michaelis. Directed by Steven Meisel the campaign sticks to the colour palette and involved the models stalking from room to room as their outfits interchange and they take various stumbles as they fade into the background.
Watch the Balenciaga Pre-Spring 2012 video below and let us know what you think!
Meanwhile… we do wonder if all 6 models will walk for the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2012 show in Paris in a week or so’s time.
VIDEO: BALENCIAGA PRE SPRING 2012
GALLERY: BALENCIAGA PRE SPRING 2012