The Great Designers: Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga
His entire life is dedicated to fashion. This talented man won his first placements while still at school. At the age of 19, he became an assistant designer to Gaultier and then Mugler, before a brief tenure as head designer at Trussardi. But his greatest achievement was definitely the revival of Balenciaga. Nicolas Ghesquière was appointed creative director of the fashion house in 1997 after the departure of Josuphus Thimister.
His green silk crop combat pants for S/S 2002 were the most copied garment of the season and the Neoprene mini skirts and dresses for S/S 2003 kept Balenciaga on the edge, creatively and commercially. Gormer Gucci CEO Domenico De Sole has said "Balenciaga has one fantastic asset. He's called Nicolas Ghesquière."
This man never really wanted to be famous, it's not his intention. As an 80's child Mr. Ghesquièreis naturally inspired by this decade and believes that in fashion you always have to use the same thing, but you must find a new way to tell it. The designer doesn't think of a particular person while working, for him every girl who puts on Balenciaga is a muse.
Nicolas Ghesquière is very respectful of Balenciaga because it is a house of incredible and rich history, which means he can work with a lot of freedom. He's amazed by the creativity of the founder of the fashion house, Christobal Balenciaga, and by he's inventions.
The most important lesson the great designer I am talking about ever learned is that if you want to be happy you have to keep yourself a little hidden.
" For me it's about evolution, not revolution." ~ Nicolas Ghesquière
Here are my favorite pieces from the Spring 2011 RTW collection, but this time I decided to do something I little bit different and concentrate on the details:
To see the complete collection click here.
And If you are interested in the latest and very beautiful Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection it is here.
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