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Designer Focus: Balenciaga
Let's cut to the chase: Balenciaga is now online! This week at Style News, we think it's a perfect opportunity to look at the historic brand and its most-loved pieces, many of which come from the mind of their creative director, the Georgian dynamo and Vetements founder Demna Gvasalia. If you want to know your Triple S to your Speed sock, your Bernie Sanders from your diagonals, you know what you need to do. Read on. Believe in Balenciaga.
You know chunky trainers, of course you do. But this? This is the chunky trainer. Presented by Gvasalia to bemused Balenciaga executives prior to its 2017 runway debut, the Triple S is the silhouette that shook the sneaker world to its core. It's a mash-up piece, combining running, basketball and track shoe soles, hence "Triple S". It's in the trainer hall of fame, if such a thing exists.
Some call it the City bag, others opt for the Lariat, but we call this the 'it bag'. Created by former creative director (and current Louis Vuitton womenswear designer) Nicolas Ghesquière, this famed accessory nearly never made it to the runway, let along boutique shelves. Some people weren't happy with the prototype, so Ghesquière never put it into production. Cue Kate Moss, who saw its vintage style and fell in love with it. Fast forward to now, and it's still an icon, shown above in a rough-and-tumble graffiti'd style.