CELEBRATING FATHER’S DAY ON THE RUNWAY
“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing young dads with their kids,” Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia said.
“This collection began with looking at a lot of pictures of them.” The casting wasn’t difficult, he added. “We just asked our usual models whether they had kids.”
On Father’s Day, Gvasalia took us back to the late ’80s / early ’90s and re-cooled the uncool tucked-in polo and rugby shirts, mixing them with washed-out jeans, linen jackets, Hawaiian-print shirts and huge anoraks.
“This is the same man, on casual Friday and the weekend,” Gvasalia explained, adding that his intention was “back to basics” and taking his off-duty fictional character “into his comfort zone.” Not meaning safety zone necessarily, but the fact that you go back to basics and wear what you really want to wear; looking effortlessly cool.
The show took a stand for optimism: “The dream of good things and peace. To me, the kids represent that hope.”