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BALENCIAGA MENSWEAR :FALL/WINTER 2011: A MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST

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Balenciaga's Fall/Winter 2011 Men's Collection is:

A. The shrewd compromise between the expected precision tailoring of the Balenciaga brand contrasted with a youthful sportswear flair
B. Guaranteed to make a 30 year old feel ...well past it!
C. Responsible for the screams of agony coming from Uniqlo's design headquarters
D. So directional the average designhead won't even be able to label spot it as you swan down Rue Saint Honore
E. Memorable for the shoes only

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Balenciaga Fall Winter 2011 / PH: BalenciagaBalenciaga Fall Winter 2011 / PH: Balenciaga

Balenciaga Fall Winter 2011 / PH: BalenciagaBalenciaga Fall Winter 2011 / PH: Balenciaga

Balenciaga Fall Winter 2011 / PH: BalenciagaBalenciaga Fall Winter 2011 / PH: Balenciaga

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heyitsAlexP's picture

I know it's not very directional but..

I'd wear most of this collection. Granted, I'm a girl but...

I felt the same way about Balmain mens. On one hand it was totally pedestrian and borderline Abercrombie territory. On the other, it was refreshing to see wearable shapes in lush fabrics and styled with a talented eye, instead of by committee. Of course, as you mentioned, Uniqlo can do things like this at a fraction of the cost and for reasonable quality so...

HeyItsAlexP!

Actually the screams coming from Uniqlo HQ is in reference to the difficulty of doing the details achieved in this collection at a mass market level. (see Look 1 and 2) Multiple choice tests are always ironic no?

I think you are a bit harsh

Of course, this is very wearable menswear, it's not at all as innovative as Balenciaga's lines for women or what Barnabé Hardy used to do for Balenciaga. On the other hand, very innovative pieces for men rarely sell. Personally, I would absolutely love to own many of the pieces here: the last two coat/jackets for example, the blue trousers and the mustard cardigan / sweater, for example.

Not the most inspirational collection ever, I agree, but definitely nothing massively wrong about it either.

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