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Editorial

Demna Gvasalia continues his adaptation of the Balenciaga silhouette, perfecting the computer-manipulated techniques he has introduced into the brand to create cleaner, more moulded lines, especially with tailoring. The result, which the designer called “more subtle”, were quasi-clerical looks featuring long jackets with rounded yet robust shoulders and high-waist trousers with straight legs almost covering the shoes. The same work has been carried out on outerwear. Enveloping coats and trenches with high collars and shoulders formed a protective wrapping around the neck, a feature repeated on silk blouses with extra-long sleeves tucked into flared midi length skirts. Down jackets and overcoats came in oversize cocoon shapes and were so long they almost touched the ground, while the more formal dresses ranged from long column dresses to sequinned minis worn with pointed court shoes tied multiple times around the ankle.