It has been a while since I shared my Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere favourites so here’s one; the shearling biker jacket that was also re-created by Demna Gvasalia. I have to admid I’ve spent unreasonable amount of time at Vestiaire to hunt some pieces from this collection.
Ettore Sottsass table and Shiro Kuramata chairs at Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Paris apartment.
Jacket Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghésquiere
PARIS TIPS – Fashion archives combined with sustainable form of shopping and recyckling results in an obsession for vintage stores. I wanted to share my favourite depot-vente boutiques in Paris, where I can wander for hours feeling the fabrics and admiring the details. From the smallest ones you can find some real treasures and negotiate good deals. If you’re not in Paris, Vestiaire Collective is another good option to escape the current fashion world for a while.
Depot – Vente Deluxe is my absolute favourite, tiny boutique with very good and well curated selection. Here I found my Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghésquiere wool jacket with the signature round shape and very low price. 2 Bis Rue du Roi de Sicile, 4ème arrondissement
La Boutique de Cara has a selection for a slightly older clientele but best option if you are hunting for well fitted trousers or timeless silk blouses. 80 Rue de Turenne, 3ème arrondissement
Lily Rose Luxury holds the best vintage bags, here you can find everything from Louis Vuitton trunks to Birkins and gorgeus limited edition Chanels. They also know the true value of these bags and prices may go even higher than the original ones. 40 Rue Dauphine, 6ème arrondissement
Since I still don’t have much to say; Balenciaga archive favourite number 2, the wedding hat from the 60’s re-done in Spring/Summer 2012.
Everyone probably have some quilty pleasures, things they do alone at home. Mine is going through Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere fashion shows and campaigns instead of working, procrastination at it’s best.
I was planning to share some of my favourites, and here is the first; Robot leggings from SS2007 collection, excactly 10 years ago! I could just simply hang these on my wall.
Louis Vuitton SS2016 / businessoffashion.com
Thank you Nicolas Ghesquiere for excisting. Gorgeus leather pieces combined with Victorian blouses, Manga inspired looks and flatform sandals (seen on Chanel as well).
Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 / style.com
Dior Resort 2016 / style.com
TRENDSPOTTING – Eyes to the future for a second. Are hotpants making a comeback next spring? At least according to Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquiere. And do we like these? My vote goes to Louis Vuitton girl! Hotpants paired with loose shirt that covers the upper body, works surprisingly well. But let’s face it, only if you have legs for it.