Balenciaga employs a minimalist colour palette to highlight its timeless SS16 silhouettes. This ivory stretch-crepe gown is a beautiful piece from the collection designed to a body-sculpting shape with a sweetheart neckline waved piping diamond-lace trims and silver-tone zigzag stitching. Complete the look with an understated accessory.
Balenciaga's Vareuse dress could well be a retro look if it weren't for the ultra-contemporary silhouette shift. Oversized to the point of completely offsetting the pussy-bow neck blouson sleeves and the off-white polka dots against a navy background this piece is perfect to layer under the house's sculptural outerwear.
Balenciaga's royal-blue stretch-jersey dress from the Pre-AW17 collection features a unique adjustable zip neckline that begins at the back of the high neck and runs down to the waist. A sparkling crystal-embellished brooch functions as a zip pull and the fitted bodice flares gently to below the knee. Pair it with the matching leggings for a sharp sophisticated presence.
Demna Gvasalia brings a streetwear vibe to Balenciaga for Resort 2017 as felt with this sky-blue cotton-poplin dress. It has a loose sleeveless shape with a stand collar and fastens with four buttons at the front. It's ideal with bare legs and ankle boots but try it layered over trousers for an on-brand take.
It's the innovative silhouette that makes Balenciaga's emerald-green silk-crepe mini dress so enticing. It's cut in Italy to a loose-fitting shape with considered slits at the back of the sleeves allowing them to be worn traditionally draped over the arms or knotted cape-style across the chest. Wear it to command attention after dark balancing the fluted hem with sharp pointed heels.
First spotted on Balenciaga's SS17 runway this white mini dress is cut from fluid white star-jacquard fabric and layered with tonal-blue and pink stripes. It's crafted to a voluminous shape with strong padded shoulders and features self-tie straps at the waist that work to ruch the skirt exposing the contrast-stripe underlayer - a nod to the collection's fetish inspiration. Play on the subversive theme with razor-sharp stilettos.
Ultra-modern Balenciaga's blue denim dress is cut to a nonchalant relaxed silhouette with a round neck and capped sleeves. It's sliced with a cut-out at the back and ends with a rise-and-fall hem - perfect for showing off the label's new over-the-knee All Time boots.
The nonchalant touch of Balenciaga's new creative director Demna Gvasalia can be felt all over the Pre-AW16 collection. This charcoal-grey crepe dress cascades into an asymmetric hem and is layered with an optional fringe-trimmed cape for striking movement. Lend it a truly edgy finish with the label's space-age silver boots.
Bright hues are not just for the warmer months - Balenciaga's neon-yellow dress satisfies AW16's penchant for bold colour perfectly. Cut from super-soft jersey it's designed with a gathered overlay that elegantly nips you in at the waist. Wear yours now with over-the-knee boots.
For a stunning evening presence turn to Balenciaga's lipstick-red silk-satin gown for Pre-AW17. It falls in fluid folds from the self-fastening round neckline and is further gathered with ties at the sides. Give the look a contemporary edge with fuchsia point-toe pumps.
The art of draping is key for Balenciaga's Pre-AW17 collection as illustrated by this black silk-satin gown. It's supremely crafted in Italy with a drawstring neckline that creates soft gathers across the open-slit bodice while self-fastening side ties complete the look defining the waist at the back. Let acid-hue mules peep out from under the floor-pooling hem.
This multicoloured floral-jacquard midi dress for Pre-AW17 is a continuation of Balenciaga's statement-making use of vivid blossom motifs as seen in the SS17 runway collection. Notable details include the gathered drawstring neckline zip-fastening slit at the back and asymmetric hem. Emulate the designer's preferred proportions by styling it with point-toe stiletto heels.
Balenciaga's Pre-AW17 collection uses acid-bright hues and exquisite fabrications to redefine the concept of fetishism. This vivid-pink silk-blend crepe Uplifted dress is crafted to a softly gathered wraparound silhouette complete with a V-neckline and a twisted panel that drapes over the hips. Add a pair of the label's signature Knife mules - bonus points for a clashing colour - to master Demna Gvasalia's anarchic styling.
The floral prints featured throughout Balenciaga's Pre-AW17 collection nod to vintage 1970s designs. A fine example this lipstick-red stretch-fabric Gospel dress is decorated with tonal-pink green and blue flowers surrounded by scatterings of foliage and sharply pleated for fluttering movement. Amplify the impact with a brightly coloured bag and heeled mules.
New for Pre-AW17 Balenciaga's stunning blue pink and white floral-print Slide dress is a go-anywhere piece with trans-seasonal appeal. The neckline is softly gathered with ties at the nape and a zip-fastening off-centre slit at the back hemline provides an idiosyncratic touch. Pair it with the label's lace stiletto boots for an of-the-moment event look.
Movement and frills punctuate this powder blue V-neck dress by Balenciaga. A lightly ruched panel construction with an asymmetrical hem and ruffled trims this calf-length piece looks best peeking through the sleeves and hem of the house's directional outerwear.
This midnight-blue ditsy floral-print Baby Doll Plastron dress by Balenciaga has a girlish retro feel. The frill-trimmed stand neckline and shoulders are balanced by a deep V-shaped back and shape is provided by the self-fastening waist tie. Elevate the short unfinished hem with the matching shoes for summer parties.
Balenciaga's Flou dress is reminiscent of one of the house's iconic silhouettes of the 1950s and 1960s - now made modern by the contrast of two graphic prints. The yellow white and black chain and pearl-print lightweight silk is juxtaposed with a green and red abstract pattern at the back and the neckline cuffs and asymmetric hem are trimmed with ruffles. Leave the distorted proportions to float freely or define the waist with the optional tie.
Balenciaga's navy-blue silk Vareuse dress is a whisper-weight throwback style cut to the house's of-the-moment proportions. It's finished with a high neck with long slinky ties and falls over the body in soft pleats. Pick out one of the vibrant hues of the red white pink and cream floral pattern with a pair of the house's sock-like boots for a head-to-toe edgy look.
This black dress is a classic Balenciaga design infused with Alexander Wang's tough-luxe edge. It's cut sleeveless with a sleek wrapover front and body-contouring stitching at the waist. The defining detail? Military-style silver and brass buttons from neckline to waist.