I hate bashing Balenciaga, but the day has finally come. Nicolas deserves a spanking for this collection. Everything that you are thankful for not feeling is written on Jamie Bochert's face (fourth picture below). This is just like that time everyone noticed a sudden change in Balmain's FW 2011 collection and then found out Christophe Decarnin was institutionalized, explaining his absence at the show and the lack of Decarninism during.
Unfortunately, this collection is very Balenciaga. It's just the other side of Balenciaga, the side no one should ever see.
I've been hearing Roksanda Ilincic's name being tossed around left and right lately. Maybe it's just me and I'm too late to notice these things (not usually, perhaps only in this case), but I've taken a liking to the colorful abstraction that is Ilincic. It's simple, it's cute, and it's editorial-friendly. What more can an editor ask for? However, my only concern is this color blocking trend. When will it cease?