In his seasons at Balenciaga so far, Alexander Wang has set a sporty but intensely luxurious precedent for himself, generally cast in neutral shades and finished with inventive-but-modern hardware. Balenciaga Spring 2015 very much follows in that short tradition, with top-handled frame bags that might also be clutches. (Or might only be clutches?)
Wang placed a limited number of bags in the runway show, which is also his usual MO at his eponymous brand, and although they were carried like clutches, it seemed like maybe they were actually upside-down top handles with large metal frame structure. On the other hand, maybe they’re meant to be carried exactly as they were shown, with the beautiful chain “handle” and metal frame simply meant to provide an unexpected contrast to the graceful loops of leather or crocodile that make up the body of the clutch.
Either way, check out the bags below and let us know which way you think they’re supposed to be carried.
[Photos via Vogue UK]
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The Balenciaga Motorcycle Bags can be easily the brand’s most iconic designs, and of numerous shapes, structures and sizes which have come and gone under the signatures studs and buckles, the City Bag is inarguably the most popular and recognizable. Now, for Resort 2017, fresh Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia has made his first significant modifications to the City line by introducing fresh sizes equally great and tiny.Two new City Bags, known as the Nano and the XL, are available for pre-order at Balenciaga.com, and they are the line’s biggest and smallest additions to date. (I bet you can figure out which one is which.) The Nano is in accord with this microbags into that other designers have shrunk their most well-known creations within the past couple of years (meaning it won’t match an iPhone 7 Plus), whereas the XL is almost precisely the same dimensions as the Weekender. The Weekender is a longtime Balenciaga staple that has not been produced in several colors for the past few decades, and also the City XL alters the bag’s details and finishes a little bit an knocks $95 off the current price tag.Right now, the Nano and XL City Bags are available for pre-order in just black, although added colors of both are likely forthcoming as seasonal arrivals progress. Check out all of five City sizes under, together with their measurements, availability and prices.