After 52 Years Balenciaga Will Return to Haute Couture

Balenciaga Will Return to Haute Couture For Upcoming Collection.

If you went or were able to check out any coverage on Paris Fashion Week 2020. You know a lot happened. Including Demna Gvasalia delivering some breaking news: Balenciaga is set to return to haute couture.

Gvasalia, who is currently the house’s artistic director, shared the big news via an Instagram Story. What makes this news so important is the fact that the last time Balenciaga made a haute couture collection was in 1968 when the label’s founder, Cristóbal Balenciaga, closed down his atelier. He then passed away four years later. Balenciaga was then relaunched in 1986 with a primary focus on ready-to-wear luxury. Now with Gvasalia-helming the house since 2015, he is set to make his couture debut for the Fall 2020 season.

In an exclusive interview with Vogue, the designer spoke about the importance of couture to the house of Balenciaga, stating,

“Haute couture is the very foundation of this house, so it is my creative and visionary duty to bring couture back. For me, couture is an unexplored mode of creative freedom and a platform for innovation. It not only offers another spectrum of possibilities in dressmaking.”

He continued, “it also brings the modern vision of Balenciaga back to its sources of origin.”

Demna Gvasalia’s first couture debut for Balenciaga takes place this July during Haute Couture Week, so be on the lookout. Let us know your thoughts on this, are you excited to see Balenciaga return to its roots? Leave a comment below and let us know. Lastly, for more fashion news, A-COLD-WALL* Announces SP-1 M-65 Exhibition for London Fashion Week: Men’s.