Balenciaga Summer 24 - This show represents what fashion is to Demna in its most personal way.
A tribute to crafting the garment. A personal expression. Balenciaga presents Summer 24 from a red velvet-lined theatrical setting. Friends, family and colleagues are key influences. There is personal resonance.
The soundtrack scored by BFRND, explores a premise of sonic couture - features 3 aural elements – orchestra, piano and electronica – and a voiceover by Isabelle Huppert reciting instructions on how to make a tailored jacket from the manual La Veste Tailleur Homme, which was reformatted for the show invitation booklet. The audio was produced by Damien Quintard at Miraval Studios. Look 1 features Ella, the designer’s mother and first style inspiration, wearing an upcycled car coat. This piece is made of 3 deconstructed and repurposed vintage garments.
The collection holds sustainability innovations. Primarily, a lower-impact leather alternative called LUNAFORMTM is used in the construction of a floor-length bathrobe. It is the first time the material has been applied in fashion. It was specifically designed for Balenciaga. The animal and plastic-free textile is grown from fermented nanocellulose.
The new Cargo sneaker has oversized dimensions. 1,000 limited edition pairs – microfiber and mesh version – will be available directly after the show in an exclusive release.