Under the visionary leadership of Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga has officially become one of the hottest fashion brands in the world.
And now, launching on Monday January 22, Gvasalia will unveil his first collaboration with a retail partner since taking the helm at Balenciaga.
He has created exclusive collections for both Mr Porter (menswear) and Net-a-Porter (womenswear) that include ready-to-wear, bags, jewellery and accessories, with limited-edition colourways and prints across signature styles from Balenciaga's runway show.
The social and digital campaign images have been styled by Balenciaga collaborators Mr Johnny Dufort and Ms Lotta Volkova, and shot on Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter staff in the company offices.
Net-a-Porter's offering will include 53 pieces, ranging from jersey tees and hoodies, to printed woven shirts and dresses plus outerwear and denim including two jean styles and a jacket.
The iconic Pantashoe (a surprisingly popular shoe-come-trousers creation) will be available in an exclusive cobalt blue with a striking metal chain print.
Key accessories include quilted aluminium bags with chain straps, the cult Knife bootie and the Speed sneaker in a grey colourway.
Mr Porter's selection will consist of 34 pieces with a focus on outerwear and sweaters, many embroidered with the newly-iconic “BB Mode” logo.
Mr Porter will also launch an exclusive version of the Triple S sneaker in green, and two Speed Sock sneakers with “BB” detailing.
The capsule collection is set to delight Demna's army of loyal fans, and will no doubt sell out fast.
Shop the Balenciaga X Net-a-Porter capsule collection here.
Shop the Balenciaga X Mr Porter capsule collection here.