When the House of Balenciaga returned to Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, it was underscored by an earnestness, and a return to creative director Demna Gvasalia's earliest relationships with clothes.
Composed of two chapters – Garde-Robe (Balenciaga’s line of refined wardrobe essentials) and seasonal ready-to-wear components – the House's Spring 24 collection is an homage to daily dynamism; an exercise in upcycling, and fuelled by the concept of applying the House’s codes to patterns of the quotidian.
Plaid linings and sharply tailored pieces are complimented by lightweight surfer jerseys or technical crêpe textiles, resulting in a truly metropolitan fusion of Balenciaga’s savoire-faire, and the pedestrian.
In the pages of our November 'Forbidden' issue, we see the collection come to life on model Ece Bicak, as styled by Hannah Cooper. Photographer Sam Armstrong captures Bicak in everyday industrial settings on the streets of Paris; places where nature runs a little wilder.
Left: BALENCIAGA jacket, jumper, skirt and pants. Right: BALENCIAGA coat and jumper.
Left: BALENCIAGA coat, dress, shoes and bag. Right: BALENCIAGA coat, top and pants.
Left: BALENCIAGA dress and pants. Right: BALENCIAGA jacket, top, skirt, pants, shoes and bag.
To experience the Forbidden issue in its entirety, the November edition of RUSSH will be available on newsstands from 16 November and through our shop online.
Read more about the inspiration behind the issue in Jess Blanch's editor's letter, and get to know our cover star, Ylang Messenguiral, through our exclusive . Wanting to purchase the Forbidden issue in person? profileFind a stockist near you.