Demna Gvasalia Archive

Why Is the Post-Soviet Aesthetic so On-Point Right Now?

Along with off-kilter Gucci nerdiness, the fashion obsession of the moment is the post-Soviet chic envisaged by Gosha Rubchinskiy, Vetements and the new Balenciaga, styled by uber-stylist – as she has been recently dubbed by Vogue – Lotta Volkova Adam. A bit trashy, a bit provocative, slightly exotic and spiced up with a tinge of bad taste, the new post-Soviet aesthetic attracts a cult-like following. …

Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia and a Fabulous Fashion Synchronicity

PARIS, France — During his Balenciaga research, Demna Gvasalia came across a fabulous fashion synchronicity: 1958, the year when Cristobal Balenciaga developed the silk organza gazar which became his signature fabric, was also the year Spandex was invented. The ultimate body-conscious fabric vs. the ultimate couture fabric — that played straight into Gvasalia and his co-conspirators thinking long and hard about the parallels between couture and fetishism: the …

You Can Now Buy Gosha Rubchinskiy and Demna Gvasalia Tour Merch

Some of the most influential figures in the fashion industry right now are from the former USSR. Muscovite Gosha Rubchinskiy and Georgian Demna Gvasalia, who are both killing it these days, are honored in this new set of tongue-in-cheek tees produced by Modern Man. The tees are designed just like classic tour merch (which is a big trend these days), and each of the designers gets …

Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Men’s Week

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler at the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 menswear show in Milan Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Fashion Week Men’s (11 August 2016) Vivienne Westwood is combining its womenswear line, formally known as the Red Label, and its menswear line, formally known as the MAN Label, into one collection, which will be shown during London Fashion Week Men’s, …