Selfridges Says: Ruminating on the power of digging for truth, Demna Gvasalia staged his SS23 Balenciaga show in a deluge of mud. And as the earthy aroma hung atmospherically in the air like the smell of rain after a thunderstorm, models trudged through the terrain in their Bulldozer boots, the label’s latest post-apocalyptic creation. Crafted from buttery leather, this towering pair is grounded by a powerful, sky-scraping platform sole that’s sculpted to recall the serrated blade of the heavy machinery.
Founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga in a Basque fishing village in 1937, the iconic fashion house that shaped modern fashion is on a constant journey of re-invention. Today, Balenciaga walks the path of modernity with Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia at its reins. His ambition? "To discover the method of Cristóbal's work, his approach, how he saw a woman". Loved by all, from Vogue UK to Grazia.