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Balenciaga’s unapologetic embrace of the unconventional from our May ‘Ideas’ issue

Balenciaga's unapologetic embrace of the unconventional from our May 'Ideas' issue

In the dynamic realm of high fashion, Balenciaga's bags continue to be a beacon of audacious luxury and cutting-edge design. The House, synonymous with an avant-garde spirit, perpetually redefines the fashion landscape with its daring, contemporary aesthetic.

Central to Balenciaga's allure is the delicate balance between minimalism and intricate detail. And for the pages of our 'Ideas' issue, the Le City bag epitomises this harmony. With its sleek, compact design and urban sophistication, it’s an accessory that whispers tales of cosmopolitan adventures while exuding an air of effortless elegance. The Le City bag is more than just a carrier for essentials; it’s a statement piece that merges practicality with a chic, modern edge.

Then there’s the Rodeo bag, a striking creation that challenges traditional silhouettes. With its distinctive shape and bold detailing, it captures the essence of Balenciaga’s innovative spirit. Inspired by the dynamic energy of equestrian sports, the Rodeo bag is a testament to the brand's ability to merge tradition with contemporary flair. It’s more than a bag; it’s a sculptural masterpiece, an embodiment of the House’s fearless approach to design.

Balenciaga’s Monaco bag offers a study in refined contrasts, where classic elegance meets modern sophistication. With its structured form and luxurious materials, the Monaco bag is a nod to timeless glamour. It retains the House's rebellious spirit while presenting a fresh, polished perspective. Each bag tells a story, a narrative woven with threads of creativity, heritage, and an unapologetic embrace of the unconventional. In the world of Balenciaga, a bag is never just a bag—it’s an attitude, a lifestyle, a piece of their irreverent soul.


BALENCIAGA Le City Medium Metallised bag. Opposite: BALENCIAGA top, pants and Monaco Small Sling bag.


To experience the Ideas issue in its entirety, the May edition of RUSSH is available on newsstands from 16 May and through our shop online. Read more about the inspiration behind the issue in Jess Blanch's editor's letter. Wanting to purchase the Ideas issue in person? Find a stockist near you.

FASHION Charlotte Agnew
MODEL Sadie @ Kult Australia and Donna Xu
LOCATION Usfin Atelier

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Feature image (left): BALENCIAGA top, pants and Rodeo Medium bag. Feature image (right): BALENCIAGA Monaco Medium Sling bag.