Introducing Balenciaga: A Stylists Guide To
Boasting bold, statement prints and larger than life outerwear, Balenciaga is a brand that is ever-ambitious and pioneering, yet never entirely steps away from its roots as a bespoke, top quality couturier.
Combining a trademark eye for innovation with a fresh, streetwear style, the fashion house consistently brings a contemporary and futuristic feel to its pieces, covering your styling for a diverse range of occasions- from new job interviews to those casual, shop-till-you-drop days. From cult, emblazoned sneakers to sleek leather mules embellished with golden logo hardware, Balenciaga brings to GIULIO an eclectic mix of colour and class which we are excited to share with you.
Whether you are new to the brand, new to GIULIO, or an avid follower of both, we have enlisted the help of our resident stylist, Alex, to put together his picks for a handful of quintessential Balenciaga looks.
MENS LOOK 01
"For the first men’s look, I have gone for a selection of products which boast the tailoring elements Balenciaga are well-known for, starting with the Flap Jacket. This piece has been designed to incorporate a boxy fit, without losing the defined fit quality that you would expect from such a fashion house. Combined with the coordinating Light Checked Trouser, the suit gives you a sharp, modern silhouette with the added bonus of unrestricted movement. Layered beneath the jacket, I would suggest the Allover Logo Fitted Shirt, adding a pop of colour to the look, which would be nicely finished off with the Logo Print Derby Shoes, bringing together this contemporary tailoring look with an essential statement logo."
MENS LOOK 02
"As the brand has grown and evolved, Balenciaga has become incredibly good at designing comfortable, luxury streetwear. I chose to build this next look around their Paris Flag T-Shirt- perhaps a size or two up from your usual, to give it an ultra-casual fit. Teamed with the Technical Raincoat and Cropped Trousers, we are bringing together a lot of black in order to provide a solid, low-key backdrop which will really accentuate the splash of blue, white and red on the T-Shirt’s chest. Keeping the focal point on the proud, BB branded embroidery, I would tie everything together with a pair of infamous black Triple S Clear Sole Sneakers."
WOMENS LOOK 01
"It is important to radiate confidence, and there is no better way to feel your most self-assured than to dress the part. Tapping into Balenciaga’s rich historical relationship with fine tailoring, I am basing this look around the fitted Waisted Jacket and Tailoring Pants. The two pieces are halves of a whole, and together present a beautiful, sleek silhouette, cinched at the waist to flatter any body type. Beneath the jacket, the Open Front Shirt will provide a unique shape, stitched with a thick waist panel to push apart the lower half of the buttons from the waist down. To complete the look, I would recommend a sleek pair of BB Round Mules, the gold, emblazoned logo is a hugely popular element for the brand, making these shoes a staple, very wearable item to covet as part of your wardrobe."
WOMENS LOOK 02
"Finally, for a low-key lunch date or a sophisticated coffee morning, I have put together a polished yet casual look focussing on the iconic Speed Sock Sneaker. A global icon, the Balenciaga Speed Sock Sneaker combines the sock-like experience showcased by current sportswear, with their textbook, clean lines and chunky soles. Moving onto the next piece, the Jacquard Logo Crewneck features a diagonal repeat print of the logo, which complements the black and white contrast design of the shoes. To bring both colour and protection from the elements, I would suggest the Short Cocoon Coat, which boasts a relaxed fit and a water repellent finish. As the jacket finishes above the knee, I am completing the look with the Fancy Pleated Skirt, which is cut to a midi length, showing off enough ankle to really draw attention to the Speed Sock Sneakers."