Parisian fashion giant, Balenciaga led by visionary of Demna Gvasalia, teamed up with Mr Porter (menswear) Net-a-Porter (womenswear) to launch an exclusive easy-to-wear capsule collection. Focussing mainly on outerwear and sweaters, Mr Porter’s collection will consist of 34 unique items, many embroidered with the newly-iconic “BB Mode” logo.
Net-a-Porter’s offering will include 53 pieces, ranging from jersey tees and hoodies, to printed woven shirts and dresses plus outerwear and denim including two jean styles and a jacket.
Key accessories include quilted aluminium bags with chain straps, the cult Knife bootie and the Speed sneaker in a grey colourway.
The iconic Pantashoe (a surprisingly popular shoe-come-trousers creation) will be available in an exclusive cobalt blue with a striking metal chain print.
“The exclusive collection for NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER creates a complete wardrobe of Balenciaga styles known from previous seasons,” says Gvasalia in a statement. “We have redesigned this selection of styles for women and men in new and special fabrics and dedicated colors.”
Preceding the collection’s official launch date of January 22 on Mr Porter and Net-a-Porter, the accompanying campaign was shot in the London headquarters of the storied e-commerce platform. Lensman Johnny Dufort features staff members across both businesses showcasing the wares in a more corporate setting, aligning with last year’s big trend of redefined office dress codes.