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Influential fashion editor, the late Diana Vreeland, once said, “In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room - no other woman existed.” These words describe House of Balenciaga’s essence perfectly. A brand that is ahead of its time, Balenciaga has been turning heads and making eyes glaze over since its inception in 1918. Founder Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer and true fashion innovator, founded this inspiring French fashion house. Christian Dior referred to him as “the master of us all,” a phrase that still holds true for the House of Balenciaga today.
The first Balenciaga boutique was established in San Sebastian, Spain and expanded to include two more boutiques in Barcelona and Madrid. Cristóbal’s initial customer base included the Spanish royal family and the elite. Due to the Spanish Civil War, Cristóbal was forced to close all his stores and relocated the brand to Paris. This marked the start of a new journey for the brand as its designs were the talk of the town and garnered a quick following. All it took was two years for Balenciaga to appear in the French papers where both the designer and his designs received well-deserved praise and recognition. The editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow was one of early supporters of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work.
In more recent news, famed American designer, Alexander Wang was appointed as the new Creative Director for this esteemed brand in December 2012. Wang had this to say about his appointment, “I am deeply honoured to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for.” This new era for Balenciaga was aptly foreshadowed by the company’s President and CEO, Isabelle Guichot who noted, ““The Balenciaga fashion house and its staff are proud to welcome Alexander Wang, whose proven talent, modernity and individual and cosmopolitan vision of design will naturally embrace and enrich the unique heritage of this fashion house which will soon be one hundred years old.”
Balenciaga’s continuous growth provides a fresh perspective on women’s apparel. Cristóbal changed the way women dressed and pioneered many signature silhouettes such as the empire waistline, balloon jacket, high-waisted baby doll dress, balloon skirt, and cocoon coat as well as the sack dress. Known for its sleek designs, the brand proved to be unstoppable with Alexander Wang’s first collection which paid homage to the brand’s 1960s looks. Wang added a modern touch and revamped the bubble skirt, high-waisted peplum, and debuted Balenciaga’s maillon, a jewel fastening pin as well.
After years in the industry, it is only fitting that Balenciaga has a strong following from fashion lovers of all walks of life including Jackie Kennedy. In addition to their apparel collection, Balenciaga is recognized the world over for its unmissable bag designs. Celebrities such as Gisele Bundchen, Tori Spelling, Naomi Watts, the Kardashian sisters (Kourtney, Kim and Khloe), Vanessa Hudgens, Nicole Scherzinger, Hilary Duff, Whitney Port and Sarah Michelle Gellar have been spotted out and about with their Balenciaga bags.
One of the iconic bag designs to come from Balenciaga, is the ‘City’ bag which came to life in the early 2000s. Balenciaga’s Artistic Director of that time, Nicolas Ghesquière partnered with Myriam Schaefer, a prominent figure in fashion to create what is still referred to today as one of the top ‘IT’ bags. This successful partnership resulted in a ‘medium sized lambskin hand carry and shoulder bag’. The City Bag is made in Italy and features hand-stitched handles, aged brass hardware and a leather tassel zipper pull.
In Malaysia, the more popular Balenciaga handbag and bag designs include the Balenciaga Classic Mini City Women’s Cross Body Bag, Classic City Bag, Metallic Edge City Bag, Giant 12 Gold Envelope Clutch and Motorcycle Bag. That’s not all, the brand’s men’s wallets such as the Square Wallet Grid, Studded Leather Billfold Wallet and Embossed Money-clip Wallet are also well-known in the country.
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Prices for Balenciaga products vary according to each product type, design and averages at RM 1792.46 on the iprice.my website. Online shoppers and the fashion savvy crowd can browse through the brand’s selection available online in Malaysia which includes apparel, bags, and footwear too. Balenciaga uses only the finest materials such as supple leather, precise stitching and suede to create its designer handbags. This ensures that the bag is durable for daily use, travel and special occasions too.
Make a trip to Balenciaga's Malaysia Outlet
Experience the elegance, rich brand history and incomparable style at any House of Balenciaga boutique around the world as well as in Malaysia. Those who want to get a taste of Balenciaga’s ready to wear women’s collection and accessories can visit the Balenciaga outlet in the city centre. Take a trip to Suria KLCC to get a first-hand look at what the brand has to offer here.
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