Shot by Sean and Seng and styled by Dazed creative director Robbie Spencer, Do you speak Balenciaga? focuses on Demna Gvasalia’s suiting from his debut collection for Balenciaga. With silhouettes cinched at the waist and secretary glasses perched on noses, the photographic duo capture the pieces into the school environment. Speaking to us earlier in the year, Gvasalia told us that the collection presents “a translation, not a reiteration” of previous collections, and a “new chapter” for Balenciaga. The collection was also described as “a series of couture attitudes transforming a modern, utilitarian wardrobe” and the editorial shows that modernity and sophistication are not mutually exclusive. Head to the gallery above and here to watch its accompanying video.
Hair Shon at Julian Watson Agency using Bumble and bumble., make-up Thomas de Kluyver at Art Partner using Chanel, set design Emma Roach at Streeters, models Caroline Clante at Scoop, Suzi Leenaars at Rebel, Eva Varlamova, Lily Nova, Charlee Fraser at IMG, Niki Geux, photographic assistants Stefan Ebelewicz, Robert Anthony Willey, Konstantinos Zoidis, fashion assistants Katy Fox, Emily Bulford, Fréderic Hüther, hair assistants Ryuta Saiga, Ryan Wood, make-up assistants Joel Babicci, Robyn Fitzsimons, set design assistants Warwick Turner-Noakes, Jeanne Alexandre, Nuha Mekki, casting Noah Shelley