Offering clean lines, minimalistic details, and unusual takes on updated classics, Balenciaga gave us a Fall/Winter 2019 collection that embraces casual daily activities like grocery shopping and commuting, integrating them into eveningwear styles that can transition throughout the wearer’s day.
Shoulders were shifted up and outwards, adding volume to outerwear through details like puffed sleeves and large, rounded shoulders reminiscent of American football padding. Garments featured primarily solid colors or a singular print, seen in looks like a red biker style jacket worn with a solid magenta midi-length skirt, and a seafoam green skirt and blouse with a tall Elizabethan collar.
Reminiscent of bathrobes and other loungewear (our favorite part) was the selection of pieces that made us feel like pajama day could be everyday—including an aquamarine quilted coat that tied at the waist, a plaid coat with a scarf and hood hybrid that fell the length of the hem, and a fluid floor-length gown in neon pink. Other highlights included the easy eveningwear pieces like sequined body-con mini dresses and the monochrome pant suits and blazer dresses.