Founded in 1917 by Spanish visionary Cristóbal Balenciaga - a former fashion designer for the Spanish royal family - House of Balenciaga continues to stand out today as a touchstone in both haute couture and creativity. After the death of its founder in 1972, a number of prominent names in the fashion industry have been appointed as Artistic Directors to uphold its reputation. Some of Balenciaga's predecessors have been: Nicolas Ghesquière in 1997, Alexander Wang in 2012, and the brand's current Georgian Artistic Director, Demna Gvasalia, who has been at the helm since 2016.
Women's Balenciaga Sneakers: Triple S
One can't speak about Balenciaga's success without mentioning one of its most popular flagship products: The Triple S sneaker. A timeless design from the brand, created by Demna Gvasalia. Launched in 2017, these noteworthy sneakers that started the dad Shoe trend evoke both a vintage and futuristic aesthetic, with their deliberate curves and XXL sole, exuding a cool vibe paired with comfort.
Made up of three soles, each superimposed on the other, these sneakers now come in a wide range of colors including: color block pink, red, green or blue; completely white or completely black; multicolored or even two-tone, like the new Triple S sneaker in Black from the 2020 Fall-Winter collection, made of 45% leather and a combination of black and neon pink tones. A stylish blend of modernity and originality.
Balenciaga women's shoes, luxurious yet daring
As a major trendsetter, Balenciaga has become a reference in the world of luxury footwear. Particularly renowned for its classic models such as heels, or boots, the brand has also paved the way with its less conventional items like mules, sandals or even slides.
Balenciaga is one of the visionary brands that made trainers a must-have for every fashion enthusiast. These sneakers' vibe and size varies from one model to another, yet Balenciaga's aesthetic is visible in each creation. For instance, the Speed sneakers, in stretch-knit have been in high demand since their initial debut in 2017, as well as the Balenciaga's Tyrex sneakers, a unisex model launched in 2020. Drawing inspiration from the intricate network of muscles and tendons inside the human body, these athletic shoes are decidedly ground-breaking. Bold, yet successful.