How could I have forgotten to post this collection? Perhaps it's because the understated and modern pieces shown by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga SS13 are so different from his usual fare of attention-grabbing fashion that it didn't register in my consciousness?

At any rate, there was a quiet sensuality emanating from the set which appealed to me greatly, especially when that quality was explored through sharp tailoring on suits and separates; that cream jacket, as styled with a plain white bralette worn underneath, will certainly have a place in my wardrobe come next spring.

Also worthy of special mention were the rounded handbags on show, along with those block-heeled oxfords. The solid, plain black version is nice enough, but the subtle showstopper had to be the pairs with an empty metal square for a heel

Cue those sighs of longing...

 

NB Images courtesy Vogue

Of Interest

Rietveld Schroeder Huis, Utrecht NL
Centraal Museum Utrecht
The Gerrit Rietveld Shroeder Huis 1924, Utrecht, Netherlands Centraal Museum Utrecht
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Sam Lewitt at the Swiss Institute
Swiss Insitute NYC
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Harry Bertoia's Environment for Sound
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Gerrit Rietveld Furniture Design
Rietveld & Van Baar Collection
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