The overall feel of the collection is similar to that of Ghesquière's previous collection, using a lot of the same materials and silhouettes that left fashion editors desperate for more last season. The Spring collection saw the debut of super-short hotpants, oversized foam jackets and exaggerated silhouettes, and it is evident that the Balenciaga's Fall offering is intended to be a continuation of the futuristic aesthetic and an exploration in hi-tech fabrics.
|The infamous micro-shorts - Balenciaga Spring 2012 RTW|
|The new sculpted jacket; Balenciaga Fall 2012 RTW|
|Cocoon coats were a wardrobe staple; Balenciaga Fall 2012 RTW|
|A new take on animal print; Balenciaga Fall 2012 RTW|
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Without doubt one of Ghesquière's greatest attributes is his ability to spice up forgotten classics such as the woolly fleece, making them completely relevant and completely fabulous - Balenciaga's take on the fleece came in a startling sapphire blue, complete with a reflective black trim. Other highlights of the collection included a range of boxy foam jackets, coats and jumpers, each of them patterned in contrasting colours - a stunning grey cocoon coat complete with burnt-orange lining was without a doubt my favourite piece of the collection, proving that there will always be a way to reinvent the winter coat.
|A fleece for fashionistas; Balenciaga Fall RTW 2012|
|The perfect winter coat; Balenciaga Fall RTW 2012|
|Slogan sweatshirts done right; Balenciaga Fall 2012 RTW|
|Balenciaga Fall 2012 RTW|