BALENCIAGA’S FULLY BLOOMED TOTE
BY CALEIGH OSTROM
Cristóbal Balenciaga’s shapely, uncluttered designs are what made him a great couturier. In 2015, Demna Gvasalia took over as artistic director of his namesake house, in charge of reconnecting consumers with its legacy.
This new design, with a modern shape and architectural detail, shows the brand’s uncompromising standards and drive to create highly sought after “it” pieces. e extra-large tote is constructed of oral-print glazed and wrinkled leather, with the brand’s logo stamped in the corner (there’s also a side tag with embossed gold Balenciaga logo). Twisted rope top handles add texture, and an adjustable leather shoulder strap offers carrying versatility.